The blood-red color of this beverage inspired its name, which is derived from the Spanish word for "blood." Sangria Rojo is made with red wine, fruit juices, soda water, fruit and sometimes liqueurs, brandy or cognac. Sangria Blanco (white sangria) is made with white wine. Both are served cold over ice and make a refreshing cooler on a hot summer day.
Here are some recipes for Sangria and links to great summer cocktails recipes.
While we love NJ's liquor laws for all the BYOB restaurants we have, but we sometimes enjoy sitting at a bar to have a lite dinner and a glass of wine, unfortunately because of the restricted number of retail licenses that NJ issues such places can be few and far between. The NJ laws are actually interesting reading, ABC Handbook, covering everything from automatic dispensers, through happy hour, to wine doggy bags. I'm serious.
In Montclair we have Diva Lounge which has a few wines by the glass, adequate bar food and a awesome list of cocktails. However, it is not exactly the type of place I have in mind. To find others we have been venturing outside of Montclair. Here's what we have found so far.