A Glass of Sangria

A Glass of Sangria

THE BLOOD OF THE MATADOR

It might be named after the Spanish word for blood – Sangre – but you needn’t stick solely to bloody-coloured claret…

Standard: A bottle of red wine

Upgrade it: 1/2 bottle red, 1/2 bottle rosé

Another dimension: 1/3 red, 1/3 rosé, 1/3 prosecco 

Pro tip: Cheapest Indian wine is for Rs. 450 (small bottle) Rs. 900 for regular size.  

THE HARD STUFF

For your one-way ticket to fiesta town…

Standard: A couple of shots of brandy

Upgrade it: A couple of shots of spiced rum

Another dimension: A couple of shots of orange Curaçao

Pro tip: Soak your fruit in the alcohol for an hour before mixing it all together to get a better juicy hit.

SWEETEN IT UP

To make it go down quicker and smoother than Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets

Standard: Two cups of fizzy water

Upgrade it: Two cups of lemonade

Another dimension: Two cans of Fanta

Pro tip: If you want to sack off the Spanish vibe and go proper English way with your sangria, try adding ginger beer instead.

THE HEALTHY-ISH BIT

For at least one of your five-a-day, while still getting your booze sufficiently on.

Standard: Oranges, apples, lemons

Upgrade it: Pears, raspberries, plums

Another dimension: Kiwis, watermelons, pineapples

Pro tip: Thinking of adding a banana? Don’t. It’ll break up into mush and give the whole thing a cloudy appearance.

NOW CHILL

For the perfect accompaniment to an Ibiza sunset. Or a Mancunian afternoon, for that matter. 

Standard: Leave in the fridge for one hour

Upgrade it: Pre-chill then pour it into an iced jug

Another dimension: Pre-chill both the sangria and your glasses for a proper classy effect

Pro tip Sangria doesn’t have to be super cold. Some Spaniards think that serving it slightly warmer brings out more flavour. 

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