In the Iberian Peninsula in the two countries Spain and Portugal legally protected name for a flavored Wine mixed drink, which is about one punch equivalent. The name means "bloodletting" and refers to the red color (of sangre = blood). The traditional blend of a sangria consists of two-thirds red wine, one third Mineral water or fruit juice, citrus fruits cut into small pieces, sugar, spices and sometimes also spirits to be added. The alcohol content may not exceed 12% vol.
In the designated as "Clarea" white version (Sangria Blanca) is used as a base White wine or sparkling wine ( Cava ) used. The term 'sangria' must always be accompanied by the words 'made in ...', followed by the name of the country of production, except when the drink has been produced in Spain or Portugal (in the case of Clarea, this only applies to Spain). One with brandy translated version is called Zurra, Sangria is allowed along with the Mexican vegetable drink Sangrita who likes to be confused tequila is served. See also below wine-based drinks and wine mixed drinks as well as under special wines,