Spanish Sangria a Summer Drink

Spanish Sangria

Sangría is the name given to a drink from Spain.

Just mixing red wine with fruit and fruit juices, soda water and spices like cinnamon stick.

Sangria History

The Sangria origin is as confusing as its preparation, always adapted to the palate of those who prepare it.

Although no one disputes that its basic ingredients are wine and pulp or husks of various fruits, especially citrics

But not doubt it is about the Spanish drink par excellence.

However, in 1788 the father Esteban Torres affirmed the sangria was a “drink invented by the English

althoug it was taken much in the English and French colonies of America”.

At present, other Sangrias have been developed using white wine called Blondie Sangria or white and rosé sparkling wine.

So during the summer they can be enjoyed in all their versions.

The selection of sprite or tonic depends on whether the wine is sweet or citric.

In first case it is sweet mix with tonic and it is citrus with sweet soda like Sprite.

Another important fact when it comes to preparing it is the variety of fruits that can be used such as strawberries, raspberries, pears, pineapple if you want a more Caribbean flavor, and even sprigs of mint.

We hope you enjoy it but without forgetting that alcoholic beverages should be ingested with moderation and prudence. Happy summer.

Time to prepare: 10 minutes

Sangria Ingredients

1 liter of wine (red or white)

cinnammon stick
1 orange
1/2 lemon

Green or red apple
1/2 liter of Sprite or Tonic
Ice cubes to serve

Sangria Preparation:

To start and using a knife cut half lemon and half orange slices, then cut into quarter, added to a pitcher.

Then cut apple in quarters then in slices about an inch, to finish in cubes and join the orange and lemon in the pitcher.
The third step will be to add the cinnamon stick and half a liter of wine. It is very important to use a quality wine.
Mix everything with a large spoon and place it in the fridge for two hours and marinated.
At the time of serving, places ice cubes in a glass, pieces of fruilike decoration.
Remove the jug from fridge,  add 300 ml of sprite or tonic and mix well until obtain a foamy preparation.
Finally, served in glasses and it is enjoyed cold.

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