Aplomb with fruit, spices and a taste of summer, Sangria is the drink of choice for many on a balmy evening or during long lazy lunches. However, while for many Sangria is reminiscent of the warmer months, and lingering sunshine its origins are much more humble.

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In a brief history lesson of Sangria we learn that the origins of the cocktail can be traced back thousands of years to the time of the Romans sweeping through Spain and planting vineyards in many of the country’s coastal regions. As the vineyards flourished, so too did the prevalence of wine in the home as water during this time was unsafe to drink. Therefore, Sangria was invented as a way to keep hydrated, as well as ward off bacteria from unclean water, genius! The fruits and spices were added as a way to spice things up from what was in its basic form watered down wine.

Fun, flirty and refreshing the wine based concoction has made its way from ironically sober beginnings to becoming one of the most popular drinks worldwide. Coming in many different varieties, from different wines, to fruits and spices there is still no doubt that a jug of Sangria is one of the best ways to bring people together.

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To celebrate the warmer months and the festive season, Brown Brothers have created a refreshing and colourful cocktail perfect any occasion. The recipe is lighter than traditional Spanish sangria, with a fruity and citrus twist combining seasonal fruit, fresh mint, ginger ale and chilled Brown Brothers Cienna.

Cienna Sangria
Serves 6
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63 calories
16 g
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1 g
0 g
212 g
6 g
13 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
212g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
80%
Calcium
3%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 ripe yellow peaches, sliced
  2. 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  3. 1 large orange, sliced
  4. 1 bottle Brown Brothers Cienna, chilled
  5. 250ml ginger ale
  6. Ice cubes and fresh mint leaves, to serve
Instructions
  1. Combine the fruits in a large serving bowl or pitcher.
  2. Add Brown Brothers Cienna, ginger ale and mix well.
  3. Serve with ice.
Notes
  1. Substitute any fruit to your taste.
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calories
63
fat
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protein
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carbs
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Andi's adventurous palette all began with a scoop of humble maple bacon ice-cream on a rainy day in Nashville when the thought occurred to her "what if i never get to eat this again?". Since then a passion for food exploration and travel has taken her on many adventures. When she's not looking for the strangest thing on the menu, Andi is often found wondering if she could live off a diet of cheese and apologising for what she said when she was hangry.