Sangria cocktail

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Sangria
The Sangria is an eternally popular Spanish cocktail combining red wine and chopped fruits with some sugar.
The origin of Sangria is old, so its exact origins are unknown. Although it is believed that some early versions were consumed during the Middle Ages when drinking wine was perhaps more popular than drinking water.
Modern Sangria is a vibrant red colour with fruity taste commonly and is commonly served throughout the day at bars, restaurants and festivals across Spain and Portugal.
Total Time: 10 mins

Equipment

  • Red wine glass

Ingredients 

  • 1 orange (cut into wedges)
  • 1 lemon (cut into wedges)
  • 1 apple (cored and diced)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 bottle Spanish red wine
  • 1 orange wheel (to garnish)

Instructions 

  • Add the sugar, orange and lemon wedges along with apple to a large pitcher. Muddle for 30 seconds.
  • Add the brandy and orange juice and muddle again for 30 seconds.
  • Add the red wine and stir the mix.
  • Serve in a red wine glass with ice, and garnish with an orange wheel.

FAQ

Is Sangria an alcohol?

Yes, Sangria is alcoholic. It’s a mixed Spanish drink the ingredients of which vary depending on the region. However, it almost all the time includes wine.

When should I drink Sangria?

Since Sangria can be served both hot and cold, it is a perfect drink for all types of weather. It can warm you up during cold winter nights, and refresh you after a warm summer day.

How is Sangria different than wine?

Sangria is different than wine since it is a drink that apart from wine (red or white) also includes brandy (or sherry) and fruit juices. Wine is made by fermenting juice of grapes only.

Is Sangria stronger than wine?

Yes, Sangria is a little bit stronger than wine since it often includes another spirit such as brandy or sherry.

Is Sangria dry or sweet?

Sangria is as sweet as you make it.

Do I eat the fruit from Sangria?

There is no common rule to that. However, since the drink has already soaked up the flavours off the fruits, it is probably not a good idea. Besides, you might feel uncomfortable doing that from the wine glass.

What food goes well with Sangria?

Sangria is better served with dishes that can be complimented by sweet fruity flavours, such as Spanish-style seafood, stuffed mushrooms, and cheeses.

The word “sangria” comes from the Latin word for "blood".
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