Who makes the best white sangria?
I thought I saw a story on White Sangria in the Globe recently, but can't seem to find it in their archives. Who do you think makes the best white sangria's in town???
It's been a few months since I was there, but I seem to remember that Oleana does a great fruit-filled one. Probably even better now it's actually summer!
I'm not crazy about any of the restaurant white sangrias I've tried, but Taberna de Haro's is probably my favorite. Audubon Circle used to do a pretty nice one; I haven't noticed it being served there lately.
Toro has one on its menu, but I have not tried it; I do like their tinto de verano (basically a mixture of cheap Spanish red and lemon-lime soda like Sprite over ice -- very refreshing); I'm told that Spaniards tend to prefer this to sangria, which some consider a tourist drink. The Brighton Zocalo offers a dozen different sangrias, presumably more than one white one, but I haven't been there yet.
Here's one I made (based on the one served at Jaleo, a DC Spanish restaurant) for a couple of parties this summer, where it was a huge hit: 1/4 cup white grape juice, 2 tbsp Licor 43 or Tuaca, 2 tbsp brandy, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 750ml bottle chilled cava, 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries, 12 fresh mint leaves. Mix first four ingredients in a pitcher until sugar dissolves. Mix in cava, berries, mint. Ladle into ice-filled water goblets, double-rocks glasses, or highball glasses and serve.
I had the white sangria at Toro the other night. I thought it was okay but truthfully, I made a pitcher of one last summer (yes, LAST summer!) from Epicurious that I loved way more!!!