The History Of Sangria

Summer is finally here, and it is often hard to avoid a good summer sangria. This Spanish rooted drink has grown to become a big party or restaurant drink around the world. At High Tide Taco Bar, a restaurant in Farmingdale offers red or white sangria as well as a Sangrita, which is a mixture of red sangria and a margarita.  

Where Does Sangria Come From?

Sangria’s origin is back to the Middle Ages, where it was not so healthy to drink water but yet drinking fermented beverages was known for a much lower risk for illness.  Throughout this time Greeks and Romans mixed wine with sugar, spices, fruit, and whatever you could get their hands on. Sangria was first served in New York at the Spanish World Area during the 1964 World’s fair. But the word sangria is more serious than just a refreshing drink, in Latin the word means blood.

Five Ingredients For Sangria

High Tide Taco Bar, a restaurant in Farmingdale will be serving up sangria all summer long. All you need is four basic understanding for traditional sangria:

  • It is essential to a sangria recipe to call for red wine and seasonal fruits, and some may even call for brandy or other liquors.
  • Secondly, you can not forget that sangria calls for seasonal fruits. The fruits should be marinated in the wine for up to 16 hours.
  • To finish it off you can always add a little bubbly to the sangria, like club soda.
  • Presentation is also essential when serving sangria. Generally, you will see sangria in a pitcher or by the glass. The glass usually will have wide rimmed, so it is easy to reach the fruit. At High Tide Taco Bar, a restaurant in Farmingdale, you can get a glass of sangria served in a stemless wine glass.

Now that you know a little background on sangria it is the perfect time of year to indulge in a glass or two. If you are looking for some tacos and some sangria come by High Tide Taco Bar, a restaurant in Farmingdale. There is no need for reservations, and we offer daily specials every day of the week.