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Who makes the best white sangria?

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fullbelly Aug 30, 2006 02:30 PM

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???

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    katielp RE: fullbelly Aug 30, 2006 03:13 PM

    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!

    1. MC Slim JB RE: fullbelly Aug 30, 2006 03:22 PM

      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.

      1. kittychow RE: fullbelly Aug 30, 2006 03:37 PM

        I like the white sangria at East Coast Grill.

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          JamesHH RE: kittychow Aug 30, 2006 03:56 PM

          I second that.

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          4chowpups RE: fullbelly Aug 31, 2006 03:44 AM

          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!!!

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