On the Iberian Peninsula in the two countries Spain and Portugal legally protected term for a flavored Wine mixed drink, about one punch equivalent. The name means "bloodletting" and refers to the red color (from sangre = blood). The traditional mix of a sangria consists of two thirds red wine, the third Mineral water or fruit juice, citrus fruits cut into small pieces, sugar, spices and occasionally also spirits to be added. The alcohol content may be a maximum of 12% vol.
In the white version called "Clarea" (Sangria Blanca) is used as the basis White wine or sparkling wine ( Cava ) used. The word "Sangria" must always be accompanied by the words "made in ..." followed by the name of the country of production, unless the drink was made in Spain or Portugal (for Clarea this only applies to Spain). One with brandy offset version is called Zurra, Sangria is allowed with the Mexican vegetable drink Sangrita to be confused who likes to tequila is served. See also under wine-based drinks and wine mixed drinks as well as under special wines,