$9 or $17 for a "Cougar Carafe" for two, Regal Beagle
308 Harvard St., Brookline
In the mix:
- One bottle of Celestin Blondeau sauvignon blanc (or the sauvignon blanc of your choice)
- ⅓ bottle Leblon cachaça
- 2 ounces Triple Sec
- 2 ounces bay leaf-infused simple syrup
- Juice of two limes, one lemon, and one orange
- One mango, cut up
- ½ honey dew melon, cut up
Combine and let sit for two days before serving. The bar makes this sangria in a big batch, but scaled this recipe down for one bottle of wine.
"We wanted to do a summer white sangria that is refreshing," manager Rich Murphy says. "The bay leaves add herbal flavor and cut the sweetness."
Bottom line: White sangrias can be cloyingly sweet — not the case here. The Beagle's mix is light and fruity with spicy notes. Still, we bet you can't order a "Cougar Carafe" with a straight face.