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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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 Crafted also offers create-your-own mimosa, sangria and bloody mary bars. A.d. Thompson,, "MetroWest/Orlo Vista Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 Wash it down with a glass of seasonal sangria, or choose from a thoughtful menu of local wines and beers. Archana Ram, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from San Diego," 5 Mar. 2018 On Friday nights, many of us go to a place with excellent tintos de verano (a sort of poor man’s sangria), superb tapas and music from the ’80s. Albion Land, WSJ, "If You’re Thinking About Retiring in Spain," 20 Nov. 2018

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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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