Have a Taste of Spain at Home

A little paella, a little sangria, and it’s a fiesta!

Creativity 3 min read May 01, 2020

You haven’t lived, if you haven’t tasted Spain’s famous paella dish. A fixture on special occasions, it’s the perfect party fare because it’s a one-pot meal. That means you can satisfy a hungry crowd by the numbers. But don’t be deceived by its simplicity; making your own paella is an art in itself! And now you can make it at home with the equally famous sangria.

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Easy Sangria Recipe

In a party pinch, you can’t go wrong with chilled sangria. The special flavour combination of red wine and chopped fruit, plus other special ingredients and spirits will be sure to please your guests.

Sangrias are relatively easy to make. Restaurants or bars might use a few more components, but the traditional Sangria revolves around these core ingredients:

  • Fruit (typically apples and oranges)
  • Orange juice
  • Sweeteners (such as brown sugar or cane sugar)
  • A liquor, like brandy or rum (most people prefer rum, but if you’re more of a brandy person, then by all means!)
  • Bold, fruity, dry Spanish red wine - e.g. Tempranillo, Garnacha, or other Rioja wine
  • Ice (obviously!)


You might want to try experimenting with different mixers, such as liquors, if you want to make your punch more personalised. However, these six ingredients will do for an absolutely smashing Spanish-themed party!

Have a Paella Party at Home!
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