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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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 Apple slices are also nice, though be careful not to turn your Pimms Cup into sangria. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How To Make A Pimm's Cup," 12 June 2018 Beer will be served by Revolution Brewing, cocktails by The Whistler, sangria from Lula Cafe, coffee from Dark Matter Coffee and bites from The Harding Tavern and other local restaurants. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do in Chicago this weekend," 23 June 2017 Live up your rosé with this easy sangria recipe featuring oranges and strawberries. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Campari Sangria," 13 Aug. 2018 White wine mojitos and red sangria compliments almost any brunch order, including the cheese board with rosemary-dusted hazelnuts and jalapeno jelly to share. Allison Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Brunches in Austin," 4 Mar. 2018 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

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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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