Delicious Sparkling Temperance Drinks

Sangría Señorial

Mexico
Sangria Señorial

History

In 1937 Manuel Gómez Cosío established a small business in Mexico City to produce pineapple juice. Ten years later the company bottled non-carbonated fruit juice drinks under the name "El Naranjo", but consumers nicknamed the drinks "shorties" due to the squat shape of the bottle. Therefore in 1953 the drinks were renamed "Chaparritas" on the label. In 1957 the company was renamed Mezgo, an anagram of Gómez.

Sangría is a traditional Spanish drink made from wine sweetened with fruit which was popular in Mexico during the colonial period. Gómez realized that a non-alcoholic version of the drink could be enjoyed by all and on any occasion. In 1964 the company established the Bodegas Brandevin winery in Aguas Calientes and the following year began selling Sangría Señorial, which uses red wine with its alcohol removed to provide the characteristic sangria flavor.

Review

A fruity drink with flavors of prune, currants and grape. This beverage is peppy, tart and fizzy sweet. It tastes completely artificial, but still I find it quite refreshing!

After drinking half the bottle, the artificial sweetness seems almost like a sweet tarts candy: dusty and sour/sweet. But the fruit flavor is complex, with hints of cherries and raspberries.

fizz 3

refreshment 4

score 4

sweetness 4

flavor 4

Ingredients

Purified carbonated water, sugar, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, citric acid, 0.02% of sodium benzoate (as preservative), FD&C Red No. 40 and Blue No. 1.

Made by

Mezgo S.A de C.V
Calzado de Tialpan No. 3222
Mexico City
Mexico

www.mezgo.com

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