Sangria is a traditional Spanish drink known for its vibrant red colour and fruity taste. Traditionally Sangria will have the following ingredients fruity Red wine, lemon, orange, cinnamon, sugar and mix a sparkling soda just before pouring. You can certainly experiment with other ingredients and a very common difference is to add some brandy or vermouth to give it that extra kick.
A lot of Spanish people say the secret to a good sangria is to let it sit for at least a couple of hours or overnight to let everything infuse.
Sangria is derived from the Spanish word ‘sangre’ meaning blood referring to the red colour of the drink.
When you are in the Costa Blanca you should visit one of the local bars, restaurants, or beachfront chiringuitos, they will be serving the finest sangria and often it will be made from the finest local ingredients.