Program - Gourmet - Madrid - Spain
Cheers with Sangria!

From its humble roots in Spain, Sangria has grown to become a popular, refreshing party drink around the world.

Sangria is traditionally a red wine punch. But, there is no fixed sangria recipe. It consists of 'a little bit of this, a little bit of that', and whatever fruits happen to be in the kitchen. Since the success of the mixture depends on the quality of the ingredients, you are free to add them accordingly to your own choice and taste. Remember only that the best serving is - ice cold.

The basic sangria recipe says that is typically created from red wine, fruit juices, soda water, and fruit. But, it has a lot of variety. The white sangria is made by a mixture of sparkling wine and apple juice. The strong sangria is enriched by some strong liquors like vodka or gin. Citrus sangria is especially refreshing thanks to the orange, lemon, and lime flavors. Separate it by the fruit, like - peach sangria, strawberry, and cranberry sangria, or have a fruity party mixture of different fruits in a cold glass, spiced with mint leaves. Whichever blend you pick, will deliver a perfectly refreshing drink, ideal for any occasion - after a long busy day or on an entertaining party with your friends.

Improvise and if possible, let it chill overnight to let the fruit flavors blend into the drink. In the morning, pour your sangria into a pitcher full of ice cubes, garnish with fresh fruit, enjoy and see why this Spanish cocktail is one of the most famous in the world.