Official attempt to break GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ for world’s largest sangria happens this weekend

Either way, at Sangria Fest on Saturday, guests will be able to enjoy some of the 1.2 tons of a legendary secret sangria recipe
(PR NewsChannel) / May 31, 2013 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Ceviche Tapas Bar & RestaurantWeighing in at 1.2 tons, the 9 foot sangria pitcher at Sangria Fest will be filled with 758 liters of wine, 63 liters of brandy, 63 liters of triple sec, 126 liters of simple syrup and 505 pounds of fruit. And if all goes well, it will become the world’s largest sangria. The last attempt at the world’s largest sangria was 500 liters.

The attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ happens on Saturday at  Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant’s Sangria Fest.Guinness World Record logo

An official from the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, called an Adjudicator, will be on hand to certify the world record.

 Hillsborough Community College culinary students hope to be a part of the record books: They will help chop up the 505 pounds of fruit, which was donated by Sweetbay Supermarkets.

SweetBay logoIn addition to witnessing the mixology of the world’s largest sangria, there will be food, all-you-can-drink sangrias and exclusive ‘How to Make Ceviche’ seminars.

Admission to Sangria Fest is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Ceviche will donate 15 percent of the sales from Sangria Fest to the American Red Cross in support of Oklahoma Disaster Tornado Relief.

WHAT: Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant’s Sangria Fest

WHEN: Saturday, June 1st – 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

WHERE: Ceviche Tampa – 2500 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609

TICKETS: $20 online at or $25 at the door, if available.

“Our secret sangria recipe is a legendary guest favorite at Ceviche so setting the official title not only seemed appropriate but a great way to kick off the summer,” says Ceviche’s CEO Joe Orsino of Sangria Fest.American Red Cross Logo

Last year, guests at Florida’s six Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant locations ordered more than half a million glasses of their coveted house-made sangria. With variations including red, white and sparkling, sangria is a drink typically served throughout Spain, Portugal and Argentina. The popular beverage consists primarily of wine, brandy and diced fruit such as oranges, apples, peaches or berries.

About Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant: Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a unique restaurant concept where atmosphere, culture and food blend perfectly into one. The flare and flavors of Spain are carefully fused together to create a unique dining and entertainment experience.

The menu consists of over one hundred tapas to share with recipes influenced by traditional dishes from old Spain. House specialties include an incredible selection of Ceviches, Paellas, Piquillos Rellenos,Gambas al Ajillo and their famous Patatas Bravas. Traditional Spanish desserts including Flan and Tres Leches are homemade in the restaurant.

The award-winning wine list includes an extensive selection of wines from the Iberian Peninsula. Red, white and sparkling Cava pitchers of Sangria are prepared tableside. The unique dining ambiance provides for an intimate dinner, casual night with friends or dancing the night away in the Flamenco lounge.

Named ‘Top Twenty New Restaurants in Florida’ by Florida Trend Magazine, ‘Top Ten Restaurants in Tampa Bay’ by USA Today and awarded a Very Good to Excellent designation by Zagat Rating, Ceviche has locations in Clearwater, Delray Beach, Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

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