Seeking a new way to refresh parched customers and stoke their tills this summer, some restaurant operators are revisiting sangria, a beverage that is moving beyond its traditional Spanish roots. Sangria is derived from the Spanish word sangre, "blood," which aptly describes the look of the mixture of red wine, brandy, fruit juices, sugar and soda, served in an iced glass or pitcher with sliced fruits like oranges and lemons. Other variations swap the red wine for white or rosé. ...

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