When I think of the Algarve I think of Medronho.
Medronho is probably the most popular digestive in the Algarve and is extremely strong. In fact, some of the homemade brews are so strong they not only burn your throat, and set your eyeballs on fire, but you can feel the medronho travelling all the way down to your stomach. Hence why it’s nicknamed firewater. I’m not a fan personally, but I do love the Monte da Lameira medronho which is made in the Monchique area of the Algarve. It’s smoother than the traditional firewater and tastes delicious. So delicious I polished off several glasses in one hit! Needless to say, I slept well that night. Mr Piglet prefers the “straight” medronho and calls it a man’s drink!