Welcome to the 1st international cocktail party meme: Drinks ‘Round the World, hosted by Lifecruiser Travel Blog & Travel Experta the 1st every month.

I simply can’t resist to offer you my favorite drink of all: Sangria! The Spanish national drink? Well, at least for the tourists, but I don’t care, I love it anyway!

The best Sangria we’ve had ever, was the one a family at Cafeteria Sra Calendaria, Avenida Maritima, Corralejo, in the northern tip of Fuerteventura Island, Spain, served us every day while we were there several years ago.

We could clearly feel the difference from all the others we have tasted, this one was more rich of ingredients, kind of the Rolls Royce of Sangria’s, if you get what I mean.

(Not the one in the photo below)

Sangria, Tenerife, Photo Copyright Lifecruiser

One day when we already had been drinking almost a liter Sangria, the nice son in the family suddenly gave us another liter for free…. What to do? We didn’t want to be impolite of course, so we did drink more Sangria…

We tried to get the recipe, which wasn’t that simple, since we don’t speak Spanish and he didn’t speak much English plus the fact that we got too drunk and had to go home and have siesta. Ha ha.

We managed to get the ingredients at least, but you have to experiment to get the right taste. We have made it one time ourselves at home and came rather close, but didn’t write down the amount of everything.

Sangria Ingredients: Red wine, Brandy, Cointreau, Liquor 43, Banana liquor, Extra dry Triple Sec, Grenadine, sugar, oranges and apples. (I think that it might benefit to have some Cinnamon sticks in it too).

If you think it’s too strong, try to put in some 7-Up or any lemon-lime soda in it too.

- or simply try to drink less of it – but I guess that might be too difficult… *giggles*

So do you have any drinks from somewhere in the world to share with us? Read How to participate in Drinks ‘Round the World Meme.

This is all about having fun together, so you can just show us a photo or write something – it’s up to you. If you’re making your drink while writing, drinking while commenting: even better….

Leave a link to your drink post in the comments, so we all can come over and have a sip!

Be sure to mingle – and please be aware of the fact that we have different time zones, which is why I’m posting this early, so be sure to check back later too.

Let’s have FUN! Cheers my dears…

Lifecruiser Sangria

26 Comments on “Drinks Round the World: The Rolls Royce of Sangrias”

    SwordMama said:

    omg! that sounds so heavenly! We are gonna have to try to make that sometime most definitely. :cool:

    LindaN said:

    Thanks for recipee!
    Here’s my cherry-drink

    Crushed ice, 3 cl cherry liqueur, some drops grenadine, 1-2 tsp sugar, a tiny amount vanilla, 4 cl orangejuice. Mix in blender until ice totally crushed into mush/watery. eventual filled with some seven up.

    Puss in Boots said:

    I’ve tried Sangria and rather like it. Unfortunately, I don’t have any drink recipes to pass on. I’m very boring…I either drink white wine or rarely, gin and tonic.

    A. said:

    Thank you so much for the invitation to your party! :) I have tried sangria some time in the dim and distant past but I think it was too heavy on the lemonade.

    Sadly, like Puss in Boots, I’m pretty boring too, so can’t really contribute to this. In fact I never really vary from white wine, unless I’m drinking tea of course. :)

    Ling said:

    Should have known you would write about Sangria. Didn’t expect the the Rolls Royce of Sangria’s, though. Looks magnificent. :mrgreen:

    claudie said:

    That sangria looks delicious! :smile: Here we have a simple sangria with only red wine and fruits, cognac and vanilla! I didn’t know a such nice recipe. Thanks! We will try it in august! :shock:


    Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!! Sangrias are my absolute favorite. I can drink a gallon and not even know it.
    I’m goign to have one tonight!


    That sounds delicious! We’ve been gathering Sangria Recipes this spring and here are two of our favourites:

    Sparking Sangria from Monica at Fid Resto courtesy East Coast Living Magazine

    Junnoon’s Chardonnay Sangria Punch courtesy The Wine Evanglist

    We look forward to making yours.



    These look absolutely divine and perfect for the heat wave currently here in Northern Europe. Bottoms up!! :-)

    Erin @ Jetsette said:

    That photo is making me thirsty! There’s nothing like a good sangria.

    I love that you and Marina are doing this meme. Now I just need to come up with a great drink!

    Drinks Round the World with Champagne from Norway said:

    [...] all about having fun together, so you can just show us a photo and/or write something. Then visit Mrs. Lifecruiser’s and leave a link to your drink post in the comments, so we all can come over and have a sip! [...]

    RennyBA said:

    Your Sangria Recipes sounds outstanding – You just got to serve me one when we meet again!

    Mine is up too: I hope you would not mind a bit of Norwegian Champagne! :lol:

    Skååååååål !!


    Ok, I am making that drink this weekend. I have never known exactly what goes into Sangria, thanks for the recipe. I am liking this Drinks around the world, I am just going to have to restock my bar :grin:


    I have joined the party with a refreshing Pisco Sour from Chile. Check it out at


    YUMMY! Keep’em coming peeps!

    You can follow the drink collection at Twitter too:

    Cheers :-P

    mayumi said: <– awesome! I can have like a “must drink” of the week based from these twits. Thank you for the link!

    TorAa said:

    Can you really imagine:
    Papa did not join the party.
    Simply too busy.

    Sangria I loved until recently. And I still love the smell.
    Your recipe sounds heavenly and I can feel the smell and taste.
    But, I have to stick to White Wine, Water, Juice and Champagne – OK, Calvados etc.

    Genuine story.

    Saboma said:

    Hiya Girly and thanks for dropping with the invitation to join the bandwagon. I have to admit that I’ve not had even a smidgeon of alcohol in me for almost 28 yrs this August. Moreover, I don’t miss it. This Sangria looks inviting, I must admit yet with me, one is too many and a thousand is never enough. I made a great Winette and my favorite wine is homemade Peach wine. I could consume 2 Liters by myself and still have a good time. Of course, no one else in the room had a good time but I sure did. :roll:

    Yeppers, I sure had a good time. At least the people near me said I had a grand ole time..

    Kenny said:

    Thanks for the drink!

    In return, I offer you the best and unique drink from Malaysia! The “Teh Tarik”! Check this out here:

    Charle Ravndal said:

    ooh I always wanted to try and make a drink. I’ll try to make that recipe and probably try something else as well!


    Ahaha famous sangria! Hmm that’s a very tricky drink. Easy to gulp in and terrible when you stand up. Nice pick. The page design is just perfect by the way.


    We also had another participant: Best Summer Cocktails by Travelgrove. Interesting post with some drinks I never have tasted :-)

    Tudi said:

    *clink* Here’s to you guys! Oh wait, cocktails don’t go *clink* do they?

    My “best” cocktail experience was in a club in Austria. I can’t remember the name of the drink, but I had ordered one of the juiciest, alcoholiest and most expensive cocktails there was, only to spill it all over my pants before I could even get a taste of it. I didn’t have enough money on me to buy a new one lol, so the experience left me broke and sober. And my light gray pants were now covered in a palette of tropical colors! Definitely not a good night out :|

    claudie said:

    Hic! Hic! Love your Sangria! don’t miss the trip to my new blog:

    Mar said:

    Cheers, Captain! missed the first round as I was away. Allow me to say that I am not a fan of sangria….bwahhhhh, just because I never mix more than 2 things. And I stick to either champagne (cheers!) or dry white wine :mrgreen:

    Astrid said:

    Thanks for the Sangria! Unfortunately I don’t know much about drink recipes :( . But living in Berlin, I suppose I could offer you some Berliner Weiße ( I like the green one better than the red.


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