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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Recent Examples on the Web For its Best of Class award, Leelanau Wine Cellars swooped in at an impressive price point — just $7 for its red sangria. Carey Sweet, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sponsored: Competition winners highlight lesser known U.S. wine regions," 31 Mar. 2021 Pour sangria ingredients over ice (keep wine separate for kid-friendly version). Beth Segal, cleveland, "A hometown Thanksgiving with Brianna Koehler," 20 Nov. 2020 The meat, the cheese, the fresh salsa and lime, atop tender sweet bread becomes an almost sangria-like experience once dunked in the birria consommé. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Quick & dirty: QuesaLoco food truck rides the birria wave," 19 Nov. 2020 Three years ago, savvy Spanish producer Juan Gil expanded its line of Shania boxes, adding sangria and cabernet sauvignon to its monastrell, garnacha blanco and rosé options. Bill Ward Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Boxed wines' surge in quality has made them a pandemic staple," 11 Nov. 2020 And servers push sangria carts brimming with diced fruits – kiwi, strawberries, grapefruit, peaches – that are then blended tableside. Phillip Valys,, "Eatapas, a Spanish kitchen in Fort Lauderdale, dishes paella, tableside sangria and flamenco," 19 Oct. 2020 To drink, the Pasta Tree is planning brunch cocktails including an Italian Bloody Mary ($12), plum-rosemary sangria ($12) and bottomless Mimosa ($25 with an entree). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Pasta Tree on the east side is adding Sunday brunch after reopening for indoor dining," 15 Oct. 2020 Among the options: making tacos with a chef in Mexico City, checking out street art across Buenos Aires, or mixing up sangria with drag queens in Lisbon. Tanner Saunders, Travel + Leisure, "Why Virtual Travel Is Here to Stay — Even After the Pandemic," 12 Oct. 2020 Ori Friedman’s Berry Spiced Red Sangria Not your everyday tutti-frutti sangria, this is a high-octane recipe suitable for your sipping enjoyment and as a last-line-of-defense culinary asset. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Peerless (and fearless) wine pairings with vegetarian meals," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of sangria

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Sangria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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

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