The History of Mexican Sangria!
Mexican sangria is usually a blend of red wine, brandy, fruit, and sweetener. This adult beverage is known for its refreshing, sweet, and smooth taste, which is perfect for warm weather. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of Mexican sangria, just continue reading this blog post.
Sangria actually originated in Spain and Portugal during the Middle Ages. The drink made its way to Mexico during colonization. In the Middle Ages, drinking water was not accessible, so fermented beverages were the safest to drink. Sangria, made from wine and fruit, was a refreshing and common drink during this time period.
Vineyards were plentiful in Spain during the Middle Ages, so wine was easy to create. Spices and fruits were also easy to find, so sangria was a common drink during the time around 200 BCE. The name sangria comes from the Spanish word for bleeding, which relates to the beverage’s red color.
Sangria can be found in several variations. The beverage can be made with white wine, dessert wine, rose, and sparkling wine. It can also be filled with several different fruits, such as pears, raisins, oranges, lemons, and so on.
Does this blog post have you craving sangria? If so, try a Mexican sangria at Barito Tacos and Cocktails! Try our red and white sangria made with seasonal fruit for a sweet and refreshing flavor that pairs excellently with a wide variety of our menu items.
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