"This is a fantastic little drink with years of history – anybody who’s found themselves on holiday in Spain (or indeed visited a tapas bar anywhere in the world!) will have tasted the inimitable Sangria. To make it yourself, chop apples, oranges, a lemon and a bunch of grapes and add sugar. Allow the sugar to cover said fruit for as long as you'd like (the longer, the more intense the fruit flavour will be). Add orange juice, Spanish brandy, a little orange liqueur, a bottle of spanish red wine and stir, before chilling with as much ice as you can fit in and topping with sparkling water!
"What makes this drink so beautiful are the limitless opportunities for personalisation: you can choose just how 'low-ABV' it is, simply by adding more or less of the brandy, sparkling water and orange juice. Most bars you visit will have their own version, so be prepared to try something slightly different each time you order it."
– James Bowker, bartender at The Edgbaston, Birmingham