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

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Broken English Taco Pub Behind the retractable garage doors of Broken English a rowdy taqueria full of DePaul University students, fueled by taco platters and pitchers of sangria. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Brunch in Chicago," 3 Mar. 2018 At glitzy Café Bar Universal, join a crowd of revelers for live music, sangria, and picada, a hearty Colombian dish made with beef, yucca, plantains, and potatoes. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Chapinero Alto, the Williamsburg of Bogotá," 12 Apr. 2019 Joffrey does Shakespeare; CPS does rock shows; Nikki Giovanni reads her works; tequila meets sangria, plus a stacked weekend for the Chicago Humanities Festival this weekend. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 28 Apr. 2018 Float them in a jug of ice water or seltzer for the kids or plop them into pitcher of sangria for the adults. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "The Fruity Cubes Your Summer Drinks Need," 15 June 2015 There's bottle service for tables, as well as $75 pitchers of cocktails (strawberry lemonade, sangria, house punch). Adele Chapin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.," 12 July 2018 The decidedly smokeless sangria sour, with vin de orange, cognac, lemon, and egg white (above left) goes down pretty easy too. Choose Chicago, Bon Appetit, "10 of Our Favorite Under-the-Radar Chicago Restaurants," 21 May 2018 This Cuban restaurant and coffee shop serves pitchers of sparkling pineapple sangria and mojitos, along with rum mule, those daiquiri pouches, and cafe con leche popsicles with aged rum. Adele Chapin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.," 12 July 2018 Add a cooler of chilled beer, ice cubes and tall glasses for the sparkling sangria. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "Pack up a picnic of Spanish tapas to feed a crowd," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of sangria

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sangria was in 1951

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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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