What is Sangria?
Sangria is the wine cocktail of Spain. There are several variations of sangria. Usually wine and orange juice are used in every recipe. The color of sangria depends on the wine. Red sangria is made with red wine; white sangria is made with white wine.
Orange juice is the most preferred ingredient in sangria recipes. Orange, pineapple, peach, apple or pear are preferred as fruit. Sugar, agave or maple syrup are preferred as sweeteners. Club soda or champagne is used to add bubbles to the cocktail. Brandy, cognac or liqueur are also used to make this cocktail.
What Wine Is Best For Sangria?
When choosing a wine for sangria, make sure that it is a good and delicious wine when drunk alone. The best red wine for sangria is a dry, fruity wine with good acidity and low tannin.
For white sangria, a dry, crisp white wine like Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or Riesling works best.
Sangria is classically made with Spanish wine. The most well-known of these is Rioja. Also, Garnacha, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are also ideal for making sangria. Ganache and Pinot Noir are the most preferred wines in sangria making. This is likely due to the low tannin and fruitiness of these red wines. The amount of tannin in Cabernet Sauvigno is higher than in these wines.
Pick your favorite dry white wine and make sangria with liqueur, fruit, sweetener, and soda.
What Are The Best Fruits For Sangria?
It is important that the fruit does not disperse for a long time when choosing for a sangria cocktail. Tasty and durable fruits give better results. Choose fruit by looking at the fruit notes in the wine you use. Use fresh fruit. The fruits that go best with the Sangria cocktail are; orange, apple, strawberry, peach, pineapple, pear and raspberry.
What To Serve with White Sangria?
White wine sangria goes well with many dishes. It pairs perfectly with Spanish and Mexican food in particular.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with White Sangria:
How Much Alcohol Is In A Sangria?
This sangria recipe varies depending on how it's made. The alcohol content of Sangria made with wine only is less than the recipe made by adding brandy. Generally, the alcohol content in sangria is less than 12%.