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“Dolce Vita” Sangria


180 min

“Dolce Vita” Sangria

“Dolce Vita” Sangria Photo 1


180 min


6 persons




4.67 rating-star (3)

Author: Monica Feluchi

Sangria is a Spanish alcohol cocktail, which was first cooked about 400 years ago. The cocktail enjoys popularity around the world nowadays, mainly because it contains simple and affordable products. It is a perfect choice in cold and hot weather. If you have never cooked or even tasted the drink before, it is high time to do that right away!


  • red semi-dry wine: 750 ml (cool)
  • orange: 2 piece
  • apple: 2 piece
  • cherry: 200 g (fresh or frozen)
  • sugar: 3 Tbsp
  • cinnamon: 0.5 tsp (optional)
  • soda water: 500 ml

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Stages of cooking

  1. Prepare the ingredients first to have them at hand while cooking.

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  2. Take a glass jar and pour cool wine inside it. Cut apples and oranges into large pieces (preferably, into 4 parts). Add fruit, cherries and sugar and mix everything well to let the sugar dissolve in the drink. Put the jar into the fridge for 2 hours or more.

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  3. Take the jar out from the fridge and add soda water and cinnamon. It is recommended to choose soda water with citrus taste and aroma. Pour the cocktail into wineglasses and add ice. If you cook the drink in winter or in autumn, you can go without ice. Instead, you can warm up the beverage a bit to make it pleasant to drink. Enjoy!

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History of the “Dolce Vita” Sangria

Sangria is believed to have originated in Spain about 400 years ago. It was first created as a way to preserve wine by adding fruits and spices to it. Over time, the recipe evolved to include various fruits, wine, brandy or other spirits, sugar, and spices. Sangria became a popular drink in Spain and later spread to other parts of the world, including Europe, America, and Asia. The “Dolce Vita” Sangria recipe adds an Italian twist to the traditional Spanish cocktail, making it a delicious and refreshing drink to enjoy anytime.

Tips and Tricks for “Dolce Vita” Sangria Recipe

To get the best flavor from your Sangria, use a good quality red semi-dry wine. You can choose any type of fruit you like, but oranges and apples are the most traditional. Make sure to let the cocktail sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or even overnight, to allow the fruit to infuse with the wine. You can also play around with the amount of sugar and cinnamon until you find the right balance of sweetness and spiciness. Lastly, when adding the soda water, do it slowly to prevent the Sangria from becoming too bubbly.

Tips for presenting the dish

When serving the “Dolce Vita” Sangria, use wine glasses and garnish them with a slice of orange or apple. You can also add fresh cherries to the glasses for an extra pop of color. For a festive touch, serve the Sangria in a large glass bowl and let guests help themselves. Make sure to keep some extra ice and soda water on hand for guests who prefer a slightly less strong version of the cocktail. With its vibrant colors and delicious taste, the “Dolce Vita” Sangria is sure to become a hit at your next party or gathering.

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