Whenever people think in Spanish drinks, they tend to think of sangría.

This wine cocktail has become a typical drink across the country and, although it is often drank in summer, we can find sangría throughout the year, specially in the southern of Spain.


The original one is a kind of red wine based punch with fruits and was created in 15th century in Spain.  However, the drink spread rapidly to Portugal. In United States, it was first tasted at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The Spanish World area served this fruity wine punch to its visitors, since then it became popular across the rest of the continent.  The sangría name comes from it is base ingredient, the red wine, which evokes to the blood colour.

Different versions of sangrías in @Taberna_Arzabal Madrid

Different recipes:

It is traditionally prepared with red wine but can also be made with white wine, which is known as ‘Sangría Blanca‘ (white sangría)  and when using cava (Spanish sparkling wine) we would have a sparkling white version and we would say ‘Sangría de Cava‘. On the other hand, in Asturias (in the North of Spain), it is common to use cider, instead of wine, then is called ‘Sangría de Sidra‘.

Preparing a sangría is really easy… Don’t just buy a mix at the store – have fun and create your own! Its appeal is all about taking your favorite wine, your favorite fruits, and experimenting with them. If possible, let all the ingredientes chill overnight, the day after you will enjoy one of our authentic Spanish flavours.

Premium Sangrías at Arzabal Restaurant

Every restaurant has its own recipe – typically a mix of wine, brandy and fresh fruits, served over ice. In the Restaurant Arzábal, located in the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid we have new proposals for this drinking.

@Alvaroarzabal and Iván Morales  have created these new 4 versions based on the classic recipe: Sangría Tinta, Sangría Rosada, Sangría Champagne and Sangría Blanca. All of them have premium ingredientes and natural dressings such as pineapple, cucumber, red fruit, apple, peach or pear. Here you can have a look at these new Sangrías. 


  • Where: Arzabal Restaurant, close to Reina Sofia Museum
  • Website: arzabal.com
  • Address: Edificio Sabatini, Museo Reina Sofía, Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid
  • When: Until 31st October
  • Prices: from 25€