SANGRIA – QUENCHING THE THIRST

Brian N ~ Social Media Specialist

Summer is right around the corner and what better way to quench your thirst and stay hydrated with a delicious glass of Sangria. Every evening the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf, located in the historic Fell’s Point District, serves red and white sangria with cheese and crackers to help wine down for the evening!

Sangria consists often times of red or white wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener and a small amount of brandy. With summer right around the corner, have your chopped fruit be representative of summer – experiment! A sweetener usually consists of honey, sugar, syrup or orange juice and if you’re not a brandy fan, switch it out for other liquids such as Sprite, or a seltzer. Once you have everything all set, just let it steep while chilled for as little as minutes up to a few days!

Fun fact: did you know that Sangria is named after the Spanish & Portuguese word for ‘blood’ because of its typical dark-red color? For over 2000 years, the Romans have been mixing wine with water in order to sanitize the drinking water so they can distribute it throughout the empire.  By the early 18th century, Sangria has existed in various forms and was introduced and spread through Latin America. It wasn’t until the 1964, Wood’s Fair in New York did Sangria become very predominant in the United States.

So the next time you’re staying with us at the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf, take a moment to relax after a long day – or begin your evening activities with us at the complimentary Wine Down Evening Reception as we teach you how to make our infamous Sangria!

In the meantime, try this Rainbow Sangria Recipe, perfect to adding some flavor and color for the Summer:

RAINBOW SANGRIA

  • 1 Bottle White Wine
  • 3 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 oz (60ml) Brandy
  • 10 oz (300ml) Soda Water
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Grapes

SANGRÍA DE ARCO IRIS

  • 1 Botella de Vino Blanco
  • 3 Cucharadas Miel
  • 2 oz (60 ml) Brandy
  • 10 oz (300 ml) de Agua Carbonatada
  • Fresas
  • Kiwi
  • Piña
  • Moras
  • Arándanos
  • Melon Chino
  • Gotas de Miel
  • Uvas
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