san·​gria | \ saŋ-ˈgrē-ə How to pronounce sangria (audio) , san- \

Definition of sangria

: a usually iced punch typically made of red wine, fruit or fruit juice, and soda water

Examples of sangria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After city dwellers and corporations cut into our streams desagüe draining culture una sangriaslicing our veins! Ryan T. Bell, National Geographic, "Cowboy poetry is a 150-year-old tradition. Will it survive in the 21st century?," 30 Jan. 2020 But drinkers of all kinds are welcome here (and at all hours of the day, on weekends), for blood orange sangrias, sherry and sodas, herbed Collins cocktails or horchata Old Fashioneds. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "3 new bars and restaurants to check out in Fort Worth," 17 Jan. 2020 Thirsty Thursday happy hour specials: for $5 drafts, imports, sangria, cookie sundaes, soup or salad; choice of 5 flatbreads for $10 each., "Calendar: Family friendly comedy featured Saturday in Libertyville," 24 Sep. 2019 Line sides of glasses with sliced ginger, fill with ice, and top with sangria. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sparkling Ginger Sangria," 1 Aug. 2019 Because of palm wine’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shelf life, in-store varieties can be hard to come by on the other side of the Atlantic, but here’s a recipe for another popular Nigerian adult beverage, the sangria-esque Chapman. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "Nine Delicious Holiday Drinks From Around the World," 20 Dec. 2019 Carnivore's delight: On the east side of the island, Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei, located in an 18th-century plantation house is a steakhouse with an outstanding salad bar, pitchers of fruity sangria and daily theme nights. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Curaçao: The cure for anxiety caused by booking Caribbean getaways during hurricane season," 16 Dec. 2019 Meanwhile, at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, park visitors are chugging down a sangria drink served in what resembles an IV blood bag. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "Sangria blood bags: Theme parks use Halloween to take #foodporn a step further," 16 Oct. 2019 There’s a mini funnel cake with vanilla ice cream and mixed-berry sangria compote for $8.50. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney dining: What would it cost to buy one of everything at Epcot’s food & wine fest?," 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sangria

1951, in the meaning defined above

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28 Mar 2020

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“Sangria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sangria

: an alcoholic drink made of red wine, fruit juice, and often soda water

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