Hollywood, MD – Today is Dec. 20, do you know what that means? Hurry and get out your favorite fruit, it’s National Sangria Day! It may be cold outside, but there is never a wrong time for a refreshing tasty drink. Sangria is commonly consumed in Portugal and Spain, where it originated.

The Spanish word “sangre” which means blood, is how Sangria was named. Made with a deep colored red wine and mixed with pieces of fresh fruit. For those who don’t care for red wine – Sangria Bianco, is made when white wine in used instead.

Remember: The longer the fruit soaks, the better the sangria will taste. Don’t rush your process.

It is healthy. Red wine has been scientifically proven to benefit the anti-aging sangriaprocess, as well as circulation. Sangria is also an excellent way to get your daily supply of Vitamin C. Best with chopped fruits to include (but not limited to) oranges, apples, lemon, lime, melon, berries, mango, kiwi, mango peach, grapes, pineapple, and berries.

Alternatives to using wine would be pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, or grape juice. Sometimes sangria is diluted with soda water, soft drinks, or orange juice. Usually prepared in large containers to share with friends and then chilled before serving.

This is an excellent fruity wine punch that will brighten and spice up your holiday table or special celebration

Although sangria is a typical summer drink, the National Sangria Day is observed in December. Remembering the sweet taste of summer, one more time.

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