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Published on July 18, 2022

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El Bandarra translates to“the rogue” – to behave in an independent or uncontrolled way that is not authorized, normal, or expected. And El Bandarra does just that. It is more than a delicious aperitivo, it brings the taste of Barcelona to your glass. El Bandarra is a sunny afternoon among friends, with the hustle, bustle and good vibes to fulfill the philosophy for the rebel bonvivants! After more than 20 years of selling aperitivo by the barrel for small local wine shops, in 2014 they threw themselves into the task of bottling their aperitivos with its very own brand. 

El Bandarra aperitivos are made with Spanish wines, Mediterranean botanicals and bottled in reusable bottles inspired by the Spanish yesteryear tradition of hand-painting the names of the tapas on the windows of the bars. Made from the best wines, herbs and spices from the Mediterranean cliffs, and notes of refreshing grapefruit. Al Fresco is 50% bitter, 50% sweet.

Made to be mixed with tonic, Al Fresco is soft, bittersweet, with notes of Mediterranean botanicals, a touch of grapefruit and drops of Barcelona-by-the-beach.

Serve ⅓ of Al Fresco, with ⅔ of tonic and a slice of orange and enjoy it Barcelona style.

The most traditional midday drink among friends in Barcelona, El Bandarra rojo is a smooth, appetizing aperitivo with a perfect bitter-sweet balance. Made with over 50 botanicals like clove, cinnamon or bitter orange.

Serve with ice and a slice of orange. And throw in a couple olives too, after all, life is short.

Feels like biting cheesecake. A pale rosé vermouth made of Rosé Grenache macerated with red fruits and fresh herbs like thyme and rosemary. Rosé is our lightest aperitivo, with 35% less sugar than other Bandarras. Very fresh and tasty, with a touch of vanilla and lollipop. Time to drink pink!

Appetizing, refreshing and with a touch of vanilla. Our white aperitivo is made of white Grenache and Xarel-lo grapes and tastes like finding money in your pocket: unexpected and marvelous at the same time.

Enjoy it with plenty of ice and a slice of lemon.

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