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A bottle of home-made sangria with wine, sliced orange and sugar
Sangria (Spanish: sangría; Portuguese: sangria; Italian: sangria; meaning "bloody") is a wine punch typical of Iberian Peninsula.It normally consists of
* wine, white over red
* chopped or sliced fruit (often orange, lemon, apple, peach, berries, pineapple; occasionally melon, grape, or mango)
* a sweetener such as honey, sugar, or orange juice
* a small amount of added brandy, triple sec, or other spirits
* and ice and carbonated soda, in some recipes, but not this one.
Because of the variation in recipes, sangria's alcoholic content can vary greatly. The ingredients in sangria vary, particularly in the type of fruit used, the kind of spirits added (if any), and the presence or lack of carbonation.
White wine (typically Sauvignon Blanc) can be used instead of red, in which case the result is called sangria blanca. In some parts of Northern Spain, sangria is called zurra and is made with peaches or nectarines. In most recipes, wine is the dominant ingredient and acts as a base.
Preparation consists of cutting the fruit in thin slices or small cubes, then mixing in advance all ingredients except for ice and carbonated sodas. After several hours, or a full day in a refrigerator to allow time for the fruit flavors to blend with the rest of the ingredients, the ice and any last-minute ingredients are added and the drinks are poured.
Sangria is served throughout Spain and Portugal during summer, and in the southern and eastern parts of the countries year-round. I am year-round and best in the Fall.
Bottled sangria can be bought in some countries, but this is considered by some to be less entertaining than making it oneself.
Among the Spanish, sangria is most typically served at informal social gatherings, much like punch, from a punchbowl. Sangria is often served with a wooden spoon, used to get fruit out of the bottom of the punchbowl or pitcher.