This story was originally published on HitRECord on Oct 1, 2017 – https://hitrecord.org/records/3338765
I have the faint taste of copper on my tongue long before Maria tells me that the word sangria comes from sangre, the Spanish word for blood.
“Because of the color,” she says nonchalantly as she pours herself another glass of her homemade sangria. She made a batch to celebrate the recipe turning 100 years old.
“I spent decades perfecting it,” she says after taking a long sip.
“You just turned 30…,” I say before I can stop myself.
She looks at me and smiles.