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Spanish Sangria, everything you need to know!

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Spanish sangria is one of the most international drinks in our country and there is no place you go where you are not understood when you say “sangria”. It is served very cold and is ideal as a cool beverage for the summer. The wine sangria, undoubtedly, is synonymous with joy, friends and party, a symbolic product of Spanish gastronomy with Spanish tapas, and of course, jamón.

In this post, we’ll tell you what Spanish sangria is and how to make it. Read on!

What is Spanish sangria

Did you know that the name sangria is related to the word blood (sangre in Spanish)? The sangria is distinguished by its bright color and, undoubtedly, its flavor and nuances perfectly represent the ardent and passionate character of the typical Iberian products. And what are its particularities? Well, sangria is a 100% Spanish alcoholic beverage made from wine, fruit, liqueur and sugar, but of course there is a story behind!

Two stories describe the origins of sangria. The first one dates back to 1800, when the first sangria was born from the need of Spanish and Portuguese peasants to refresh themselves during their long working days. They used products that were on hand such as wine, peaches, apples and citrus. On the other hand, we go further back to 1700, and we find a history of creativity and smuggling.The protagonists of the latter, the British sailors, who conceived a way to pass alcohol unnoticed (simulating fruit juice) by mixing rum with honey, spices and pieces of local fruit.

Over the years, this drink has become a lure for tourists visiting Spain and an indisputable symbol of our gastronomy. Moreover, sangria ranks 11th among the world’s best drinks according to CNN.

How to prepare traditional Spanish sangria

As with other recipes such as paella, there is no single way to prepare Spanish wine sangria. Everyone has their own and, in each region, it is prepared with local ingredients. What we can assure you is that if you ask yourself what ingredients are in Spanish sangria, the answer must always include wine, sugar and fruits.

Ingredients to make easy Wine Sangria:

  • 1. 1 bottle of red wine
  • 2. 2 oranges
  • 3. ½ lemon
  • 4. Grapes
  • 5. Strawberries
  • 6. Blueberries
  • 7. 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 8. 1 glass of brandy or orange liqueur
  • 9.  Orange soda
  • 10. 1 stick of cinnamon (optional)

Step by step preparation of the Sangria:

  • Pour the wine in a rather large pitcher with the juice of one of the oranges, the glass of liqueur and the juice of half a lemon.
  • Wash and peel all the fruit, cut it into medium-sized pieces, smaller than large, and add it to the pitcher.
  • Add the fruit and let it sit for a few hours, if you have time. In this way, we macerate the fruits in the alcohol with the juice and hence the sangria has an incredible flavor.
  • Then add the cinnamon stick and sugar, mix well until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add orange soda right before serving in glasses filled with ice.

Remember that there are various varieties of Spanish sangria like sangria with white wine or cava. The best one will always depend on your taste. What we can assure you is that a glass of fresh sangria with ice is the perfect accompaniment to a snack with Iberian cold meats and Spanish jamón.

Sangría like a refreshment.

Nothing better than a good sangria to cool off on hot summer days. The best idea is to share it with family and friends and accompany it with a good charcuterie board or the most typical Spanish tapas. Prepare this drink to combine with the best Iberian products and we give you a few recipe ideas to go with it!

Do you dare to prepare it? Surprise your friends and family with a good Spanish sangria. At Enrique Tomás, we continue to work towards our goal of making you an expert in all Iberian products. Consult them on our website and fill your online shopping cart with the ones you love the most.

Spanish Sangria, Everything you need to know!
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Spanish Sangria, Everything you need to know!
Spanish sangria is a very famous drink all over the world and synonymous with summer and good times. Learn its history and how to prepare it with Enrique Tomás.
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