Vermouth with hot pepper and orange
Sip Casa Mariol vermouth garnished pickled guindilla peppers and orange slices on Bodega Gracian's sidewalk terrace in Barcelona
's Eixample neighborhood. Next door to a college and a supermarket, it's a favorite with locals and a perfect place for people watching. Sundays before lunch the tables are crowded with families, babies in strollers watching mom, dad, and grandma crunch chips and keep the tradition of Sunday vermouth. Order up a plate of briny olives, or spring for the bar's spin on patatas braves--fried potatoes with garlicky hot sauce and fresh rosemary.