Sangrrria time! | Gourmand and Gourmet

Sangrrria time!

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Sangria gets its name from the Spanish word for bloodletting, a reference to the dark red colour of the drink, and was originally made to mask the flavours of spoiled wine and vin ordinaire. Normally wine being spoiled would have me in tears but in this case it turned out for the best. I mean, who doesn’t love Sangria right? Olé Sangria Bar | Southbank | Olé Fuego | Indooroopilly Olé Sangria Bar and newly opened Olé Fuego at Indooroopilly not only turn out awesome Spanish food but make a pretty mean set of sangrias. Whether it’s the Tinto, a blend of red wine, Cointreau, Nudie orange and pineapple juice, or the Bianco which uses white wine, peach liqueur and Nudie cloudy apple juice, you won’t be disappointed. Peasant | The Barracks Peasant at The Barracks has been knocking out a killer Sangria for years. The exact recipe for this one is a secret, the story goes that it was given to them by a bartender in a famous bordello in the Barrio Gottica in Barcelona with strict instructions never to reveal the ingredients. Granada | South Brisbane Granada on Melbourne Street in South Brisbane has a menu and drinks list that conjures up memories of the storybook kingdom of Granada in the south of Spain. This great little venue is the perfect spot to sit back with an ice cold jug of Sangria and let your thoughts drift back to Andalucía. Popolo | Southbank Although it’s not strictly speaking Sangria, I really can’t go past an Aperol Spritz. A wine cocktail of Aperol and Prosecco over ice, topped with soda water, this drink is mildly bitter and just about the most refreshing thing in the world. My favourite spot to enjoy this is at one of the outside tables at Popolo whilst watching the sun go down over the Brisbane River and the city skyline. Words by James Cooper

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