Sangria Alert!

July 1, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

It should be known that I am a big fan of sangria. Thus it is very fortuitous that I live in Greenpoint. The Garden Spot has a number of establishments that make the stuff— and for the most part, it is all quite good. Casa Mon Amour and Papasito’s serve sangria of the red variety. The previous is absolutely wonderful, the latter is tiny bit too sweet for my taste but delicious nonetheless. I have also heard the Habitat sports some good sangria but I have yet to taste test. (If anyone out there has, do give me your assessment!)

As tasty as the previously mentioned sangrias are, the fact of the matter is I am somewhat doctrinaire in my wine consumption. In colder months I veer towards reds, in the summer I stick to roses and whites. Which brings me to the above photograph. This is the tropical sangria from Cafecito Bogota. I tried this concoction last weekend and have to confess: it’s fucking amazing.

As you can see it is of the white variety. What you can’t see is this is essentially a fruit salad served in booze. Bits of banana, cantaloupe, honeydew melon and apple grace this beverage. When topped off with passion fruit juice (providing the frothy foam) the effect is quite amazing. At $8.00 for a hefty glass, the price is right as well. I highly recommend giving this beverage a try. Check it out!

Cafecito Bogota
1015 Manhattan Avenue
Punta Verde, New York 11222

Be sure to get a fork. You WILL want to eat the fruit!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Just a quick reminder— tonight the Black Rabbit will be unveiling their latest batch of ginger beer!


2 Comments on Sangria Alert!

  1. rowan on Tue, 1st Jul 2008 2:43 pm
  2. i’ve sampled Habitat’s sangria. and it is GOOD. sweet and light without tasting watery or sugary. that glass of sangria looks divine.

  3. onethousandone on Tue, 1st Jul 2008 4:01 pm
  4. speaking of the habitat, if i had to reincarnate as a tasty beverage, i would seriously consider choosing the rum punch. i should think about putting myself on the liver transplant list, cause that shit is goooooood.

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