san·​gria | \saŋ-ˈgrē-ə, san-\

Definition of sangria 

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

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Happy hour, which started the other day, gives you a taste of the experience: $3 beer (Mahou), $7 sangria, $10 wine, $10 cocktails by lead bartender Alison Hangen, and $6 tapas such as patatas bravas, blistered peppers, and marinated tuna. Michael Klein,, "Let's Eat: Ovens back on at Fishtown pizza landmark," 2 May 2018 Your ticket gets you a souvenir tasting glass and 15 tasting tickets for the lineup of tequila and sangria. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 28 Apr. 2018 The series was inspired by a warm afternoon, a long drive home and thoughts of the summer refresher sangria, Gehl said. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's red, white and brewed and coming out in time for the Fourth of July? Ask Third Space.," 26 June 2018 Sample a wide variety of sangria, wine, beer and spirits throughout the day. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "10 best food and drink festivals in May around Phoenix," 3 May 2018 Use your favorite combination of herbs for this refreshing twist on sangria. Bon Appetit, "Rosé All Day Sangria," 14 May 2018 All of Pepe’s margaritas — and its sangria — can be ordered by the pitcher. Lauren Delgado,, "First Bite: Brunch at Pepe's Cantina," 15 June 2018 The shop also serves drinks: frozen concoctions (frose, spiked lemonade, white and red sangria), a few local beers on tap, two white and two red wines. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: East Hampton Sandwich Co.," 31 May 2018 Sip on sangria crafted by local mixologists while enjoying live music and dance performances in the park. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago festivals this weekend: Aug. 17-20," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of sangria

1951, in the meaning defined above

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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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