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Wednesday, 9 June 2010


Now that summer is nearly here, there is a very typical drink in Spain that is very popular and refreshing, it is called “Sangria” . It is a wine punch and it comes from the 19th century.

When I was in London last December I tried for the first time (and I've been to England several times, even living there for a whole year when I was a student) a beverage which reminded me to the Sangria, it was called something like "mulled wine", but it was hot and more alcoholic (ideal for the winter, just the opposite to Sangria!).

And now I am explaining to you the easiest recipe to make the Sangria (as a reference, because there are many recipes to make it, but nevertheless I am posting a video below, so you could see it more clearly) as follows:


- 1 bottle of red wine (Rioja, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or other……)
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 1 orange cut into wedges
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- 2 table spoon sugar
- Splash of orange or lemon juice
- 2 shots of gin or triple sec (optional)
- 1 cup of raspberries or strawberries
- 1 small can of diced pineapples with juice
- 4 cups ginger ale
- a bit of cinnamon (optional)


Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out the seeds) and pineapple then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving.

If you would like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice.

And remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the fridge, allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other.

And that is all! You can surprise your friends in your next party with it and if you try it and taste it, please tell me your experience.

Enjoy and Cheers!


  1. I have only tried the hot mulled wine, and I loved that taste, it is the drink of choice for ladies get together evenings. We all think it is not very alcoholic but the fun and laughter that develops on those evenings does suggest that it just might be quite 'heady'! Maybe some hot summers night I might try this recipe.

  2. I did not know that mulled wine was the drink for ladies when getting together evenings Glennis, thanks for the information! Keep on having fun in your holiday!


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