Sangría, the tastiest tradition in Spain
Sangria, have you not tried it yet? Or did you try it and do not know its history? In this blog post we tell you about this delicious drink and we recommend the best places to try it in Barcelona.
What is it made of? It is a mixture of red wine with fresh fruits and fruit juices, brandy, soda water and spices (including cinnamon sticks). At the time of serving, ice cubes are added and you should drink your sangria accompanied with pieces of fresh fruit like strawberries, oranges and apples. As you know, Spain is known as a land of wines. Similarly, one of the most typical and popular drinks in Spain is sangria. There is nothing better than having a delicious sangria while you enjoy the sun with a beach view!
Sangria is an excellent company for summer but you can also enjoy it on sunny winter days. It’s also very easy to do it at home for your friends. Currently, all Sangrías are produced in Spain or Portugal and have less than 12 percent alcohol by volume. However, it is considered that the best Sangria in the world is the one that is made in the homes of the peninsula. In the history of sangria we can see how from being a simple spiced wine it happened to become this delicious drink based on red wine and fresh fruits that is highly appreciated in all countries of the world.
In the city of Barcelona, we recommend the following places to try the best Sangria:
Bar Restaurante Arcano
The Bar Restaurante Arcano, located on Calle dels Mercaders, in the Gothic Quarter, is known for its Romanesque decoration and Mediterranean food. In addition, its specialty is the particularly tasty sangria which is known as Sangria de Cava, an option that tastes great!
Location: Calle dels Mercaders, 10 in Barcelona, in the Gothic Quarter, near the Santa Caterina square. The Jaume I metro station on line 4 (yellow) of the Barcelona metro is a few minute’s walk from the restaurant.
Barceloneta Sangría Bar
Barceloneta Sangría Bar is an establishment located in the Barceloneta neighborhood where you can enjoy all kinds of sangria with organic wines and fresh fruits with stunning views of the coast. With a lot of charm and having a variety of sangrías with wines or cava and also of prosecco. In addition, the restaurant stands out for being the first vegetarian bar in Barceloneta and for offering a wide variety of products accompanied by its select wines. It is a spectacular restaurant with a large gastronomic offer and the best is that the owners are super welcoming and care about the customer. Highly recommended!
Location: Carrer de Sevilla, 70
It is a restaurant that has franchises in different parts of the world: in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Tokyo. It is characterized by having a very tasty sangria, food and incredible cakes. They have a magnificent presentation and when reading the description you simply have to go and check it out! Inside the menu of their great cocktails, highlights the Sangría Cointreau Bubó, one of the specialties of the house and that many consider as the best sangria in Barcelona. It’s worth trying!
The best thing is the service, very friendly waiters, and excellent food. Very good and original sandwiches as well.
Location: Calle de les Caputxes, 10, near the Estación de Francia in Barcelona and right infront of the Santa Maria del Mar church. The nearest metro stop is Jaume I, which is just 5 minute’s walk from the Bubó.
We recommend you to try these different options and try to do it at home as well, you will see how delicious and refreshing it is! Cheers!