In Spain and Portugal proprietary name for a Flavoring wine-based drink, which is approximately a punch equivalent. The name means something like "bloodletting" and refers to the red color (from sangre = blood). The traditional mixture of red wine sangria is composed of two thirds, one third of the mineral water or fruit juice, chopped into small pieces of citrus fruit, sugar, spices and brandy are also occasionally added. The alcohol content must not exceed 12% vol. In a "Sangria Blanca" (in Spain may also be designated "Clarea" are used) is used as a base of white wine or sparkling wine (cava). A staggered with brandy version is Zurra . See also...You see a shortened form of description. The full description is reserved for our subscribers.