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A cold drink of wine mixed with water and spices.
- ‘Though the British enjoyed sipping their rich Madeira after dinner, the fortified wine was transformed into a thirst quencher when mixed with cold water, sugar, nutmeg, and other exotic spices, known as a sangaree.’
- ‘The Sangaree dates back to colonial times and was a favorite of tavern-goers, along with grogs, flips, punches and mulled wines.’
- ‘Portrait of Seale-Yearwood Esq shows a Barbados planter seated in front of a shadowy, brown-skinned man serving him sangaree.’
From Spanish sangría (see sangria).
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