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.