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  • Tara

This Sassy Sangria Will Bring Out Your Inner Señorita/Señor!

Updated: Sep 5, 2019

Basically, this is a fruit salad recipe. If you know what I mean 😉

By now, you guys must be aware that I love sweet drinks. I can never take in its neat form, and I know that I'm not the only one. I just feel like, without an extra something a drink can feel incomplete, boring, lifeless, hard to enjoy... and that doesn't sit well with me. So, I'm always looking for exciting ways to 'pimp my drinks'.

So, when my childhood friend, who has just come back from living in Spain for the past 5 years, invited me for sangrias at her house I knew I was going to get a top tier sangria. I've drank sangrias, in Nairobi, before but they've all been underwhelming. I knew there was something missing; I just didn't know what. Until now.

Fun fact: The name 'Sangria' comes from 'sangre', the Portuguese word for blood.

Anyway, I had to go because I knew she was coming in hot with a recipe from the original makers. A traditional sangria, with a modern twist.


My friend's name is Iminza so I call this, The Spanish Sangr-IMI


Serves 5

  • 1 ½ bottles of dry red wine

  • 4 apples (diced)

  • 3 oranges (sliced)

  • 2 cups brown rum

  • 1½ tsp cinnamon (optional)

  • Orange soda to top


  1. Combine the wine, apples, oranges, rum and cinnamon in a pitcher. Stir to make sure that all condiments have mixed well.

  2. Top with orange soda.

  3. Add the other ingredients according to your preference until you get the perfect sangria.

  4. Put the pitcher in the fridge to chill for about an hour and a half.

Okay! I'm not sure if it was the rum or the cinnamon, but by the time I was done with my second glass, the lights were brighter, my reality turned to slow motion and the music was louder.

Yup, definitely the cinnamon!!

Recommendation: Listen to Imi's song Déjame while sipping and lose yourself in a spicy Spanish love affair. You'll drift into a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious head space. I know I did.

To all things tasty,

- T

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