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Authentic Spanish Sangria Recipe

Sip on Spanish Tradition in Every Glass!

Sangria’s story goes way back! Picture this: we’re in Spain, where the sun’s shining bright, and folks want something refreshing. Way back when, people used to mix water with wine because, you know, wine can be pretty strong on its own. But, that wasn’t super exciting.

So, clever folks started tossing in whatever fruit they had lying around to jazz it up a bit—citrus-like oranges and lemons, maybe even some apples to sweeten the deal. They’d add a bit of sweetness with sugar and then, for that extra kick, a splash of brandy.

Now, the name “sangria” comes from the Spanish word “sangre,” which means blood. Why? ‘Cause of that deep red color the wine gives when mixed with all those fruits. Kinda looks like a beautiful sunset in a glass!

Originally, sangria was a way to make not-so-great wine taste better, but it turned into this amazing, refreshing drink that’s loved all over the world. It’s a taste of Spain that’s made to be shared with friends, sipped on a warm day, or just enjoyed whenever you fancy something fruity and fun!

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Easy Traditional Sangria Recipe, travel and home min

Easy Traditional Sangria Recipe

Serving size

This recipe usually makes about 6 to 8 servings, depending on the size of the glasses you use and how much fruit you put into each glass. It’s perfect for sharing with friends or family at a gathering!

Making sangria is pretty easy and doesn’t take too long!

It’ll only take you around 10 to 15 minutes to prepare all the ingredients and mix them together in the pitcher. After that, you’ll want to let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors mingle and get all tasty. So, in total, around 1 to 1.5 hours from start to sipping!

You need this to make Sangria

1 bottle of red wine (750 ml)
1/4 cup of brandy (60 ml)
2 tablespoons of sugar (30 ml)
1 orange
1 lemon
1 green apple
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
2 cups of chilled soda or sparkling water (480 ml)
Ice cubes

Do like this

  • Pour the red wine into a big pitcher or bowl.
  • Add the brandy and sugar. Mix it up really nicely until the sugar dissolves.
  • Slice the orange and lemon into thin rounds. Chop up the green apple into small pieces. Toss all the fruit into the pitcher.
  • If you wanna spice it up, toss in a cinnamon stick too!
  • Give it a gentle stir, cover it up, and let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Let those flavors get friendly!
  • When you’re ready to serve, add the chilled soda or sparkling water. Give it another stir.
  • Fill up some glasses with ice cubes and pour in that delightful sangria. (See below the special sangria/margarita glass set of 6.)
  • Grab a spoon or ladle to scoop out some of that boozy fruit into each glass. It’s the best part!

That’s it! You’ve got yourself a classic Spanish sangria ready to enjoy. Cheers!

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Spain is a treasure trove of delightful sangria spots!

From the bustling streets of Barcelona to the serene corners of Seville, you’ll find this iconic drink pretty much everywhere. Barcelona’s La Rambla area boasts some fantastic spots where you can sip on top-notch sangria while taking in the lively atmosphere. In Seville, cozy taverns tucked away in the historic neighborhoods offer a taste of tradition in every sip.

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Even in beachside paradises like Benidorm, you can find beachfront bars and vibrant restaurants that serve up some seriously delicious sangria. Picture this: the sun setting over the Mediterranean as you enjoy a glass of sangria, maybe even with a view of the iconic Playa de Levante or Poniente.

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Each region has its own twist on the classic recipe, so exploring different cities in Spain means experiencing a variety of sangria flavors. Whether it’s the vibrant city life or the coastal charm, Spain’s love affair with sangria knows no bounds!

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