National Sangria Day has been celebrated annually on December 20th of every year. Those who love drinking has got yet another day to excuse themselves to have a punch. Enjoy drinking Sangria, a refreshingly fruity beverage prepared with wine, sweetened with fruit juices and fresh fruits. Need not to wait for the arrival of the perfect summer season to drink this refreshing fruit drink. Instead, you can enjoy this quintessential summer drink in winter to reminisce about summer. The Spanish originated drink creates a new place in the heart of cocktail lovers. National Sangria Day is a perfect occasion to make your day complete by enjoying sipping Sangria.
“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” – Plautus
History of National Sangria Day
The year at which the National Sangria Day has been celebrated is unknown. The founder of this Day is also anonymous. The tradition of the Sangria is long, and it is a popular alcoholic beverage of Spanish and Portuguese origin. The sangria is a fruity wine punch which is drunk as a refreshing beverage. A punch traditionally consists of red wine, sweetened with chopped fruit, often mixed with other ingredients like orange juice or brandy. Other components include herbs, carbonation, spices, and liquor. The Sangria variations are of thousands in number, and it includes ingredients such as sliced fruit, honey, sugar, juice, carbonated soda, red or white wine, and other alcohols. With each combination, the flavor, alcohol content, and carbonation of the sangria are changed.
At times, Sangria is diluted with soft drinks, soda water, or orange juice. Chopped fruits like apple, lemon, orange, lime, nectarine, grape, peach, pineapple, melon, mango, kiwifruit are added. The beverage is refrigerated before serving. Sangria is a name that comes from the Spanish word “Sangre” meaning blood. From the name, it is found that Sangria is made with red wine and thus has a deep red color. When the Sangria is made with white wine, then it is called Sangria Blanca. The mulled wine is used to provide a richer taste. There even exists a non-alcoholic version of the drink. It was introduced to the USA in 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. It is a famous drink at tapas restaurants in the United States and the pubs, bars, or restaurants in Portugal, Spain, and Mexico.
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How to Celebrate National Sangria Day
Celebrating the National Sangria Day is quite simple. Get to know more about Sangria and how to make it in the home from any trusted source. Call your family members and friends for a party to celebrate the Sangria Day. Add fruits and flavours of drinks to make it different from one another. Serve the cocktail chill for your guests. Share your Sangria day celebration photos and views about the refreshing beverage on social media using the hashtag #SangriaDay.
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