Sangria comes from the Spanish word "Sangre" which means blood. This comes to no surprise seeing that typically Sangria's are a very dark crimson color. They were introduced to the U.S. in 1964 during the world fair.
The key to making a great sangria that is in season is the fruit. Fill your sangria with fruit that is in season, and it will be a hit every time! For Christmas season, stick with the "erry" fruits(cherries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.), grapes, peaches, and other wintry fruits.
Our recipe and tips blogger Teresa is the queen of a good sangria, and tends to create one at all of our gatherings. Here are a few tips from her:
A sangria at our last get together at Teresa's house in August when I visited NC.
What are some of our favorite Sangria recipes? Leave us a comment below!