Sangria: A cocktail made using red wine and delicious fruits

Sangria: A cocktail made using red wine and delicious fruits

How old were you when you found out you could turn red wine into a tasty cocktail?

Sangria cocktail
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Who knew that you could turn red wine into a delicious cocktail?

The Sangria is a cocktail which was originally created in Spain and Portugal. An interesting fact is that only these two locations are eligible to label the drink as 'Sangria'.

The term Sangria means 'bloodletting', which makes sense due to the fact that red wine has a blood red colour.

The drink is said to have been created around the 1800s and later introduced to the United States of America, where it gained popularity at the 1964 World Fair.

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The signature ingredient for the Sangria is red wine, as it brings out the flavours of the other ingredients.

The fun part is you don't need to buy an expensive wine bottle to pull off the best Sangria cocktail.

Here are the ingredients you will need: 

  • Red wine
  • Fruit (orange or pineapples)
  • Sweet syrup
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • Soda
  • Cup of orange juice
  • 1 Lemon
  • Brandy

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Here's how you can make your yummy Sangria:

  1. Add ice to your glass.
  2. Slice your fruits and add them in the glass.
  3. Pour in some brandy.
  4. Add some sugar in and allow the mixture to cool down.
  5. Add your red wine and orange juice.
  6. Stir and let the mixture cool down.

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