Origin of sangriaSpanish sangría, literally , bleeding (so named from its color) from sangre, blood from Classical Latin sanguis
A cold drink made of red or white wine mixed with brandy, sugar, fruit juice, and soda water. Also called sangaree .
Origin of sangriaProbably from Spanish sangría act of bleeding, sangria from sangre blood from Latin sanguis sanguin-
(countable and uncountable, plural sangrias)
- A cold drink, originating in Spain, consisting of red or white wine, brandy or sherry, fruit juice, sugar and soda water and garnished with orange and other fruit.
Probably from Spanish sangrÃa (“bloodletting").
- To make sangria, pour an entire bottle of wine (Rioja is a good choice) in a pitcher and add a cup each of triple sec and orange juice, about half a cup of brandy and chunks of oranges, limes or apples with the peels still on.
- Sangria is the drink of casual summer dining and goes well with grilled meats but it also is a delicious accompaniment to spicy foods, traditional Spanish tapas, and crusty breads.
- While each region is known for its own specialty drinks and recipes may vary, the most common cocktails include the Margarita, Tequila Sunrise, Piña Colada, Daiquiri and Sangria.
- When most think of box wine, they think of college-aged students looking for quantity over quality or the type of "mixer" wine you use for Sangria or wine punch.
- The traditional claret sangria recipe from the 1800s can be found on a wonderful website that is a treasure trove of sangria recipes, Wine Intro.