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This authentic Sangria Española without added sugar contains some apple, peach and orange pieces, plus a little fizz in the end to make it extra festive! The word Sangria comes from the word “sangre” which means blood, therefore a traditional sangria should be the color of blood. Nowadays, there are tons of different variations of sangria out there, some made with white wine others sparkling wines and all kind of fruits. However, the original version, the traditional Sangria Española, is and will always be the ultimate summer star! Sangria’s Origin Sangria’s origin is not clear, some says it was a way to upgrade the lowest grad wines from Southern Spain by adding fruits (sugars) it would help balance the sharpness. Others say, it was an invention of British sailors, bringing along with them some Spanish wine to the Caribbeans and mixing it up with rum and fruits. Truth be told,…

Hibiscus-pineapple Sangria is a ruby red, bubbly and exotic tasting Sangria, perfect for those hot summer days. The flavor of hibiscus tea, for the ones that don’t know it yet, resembles cranberries juice, there is a certain bitterness to it. So usually you add some kind of sweetener to it and it turns it into a delicious juice. Hibiscus is the new “recommended infusion to lose weight, it also reduce high blood pressure, digestion problems, cholesterol, inflammatory problems and help out with the liver function. Sangria is not a “one way only” dark red punch, it’s more of a method. There are as many sangria types as wine types or fruits… Sure we are used to see a dark red sangria with lemon wedges in it but there is no such thing as a one and only sangria. The sangria blanco, for example, is made with white wine and whatever fruit…

Summer is almost here… it’s time for outdoor fun, it’s time for a refreshing Hibiscus Sangria with mango, mandarin, lime and Cava (sparkling wine), to make it fizzy! I’ve seen a recipe not long ago of “agua de Jamaica”, a simple juice made by infusing hibiscus leaves and sugar, then cool it and voila! The picture looked so yummy, and I thought, those flower are so pretty… they must taste pretty good too. Well, I found some hibiscus leaves in the market, tried as a simple tea… without any sugar… wasn’t tasty like they looked…  I was shocked by how unpleasant that infusion was… then I had little Stevia (0 calorie sugar) and cooled it overnight. Wow! the difference it makes with a bit of sugar sometimes… It went from 0 to 1000! Same goes for this Hibiscus Sangria! Health benefits of hibiscus Hibiscus leaves have many health benefits, it help control your…

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