Katie tells Kitty, “It just dawned on me for more than one reason, but I totally agree with Lou Reed when he says his perfect day involves sangria in the park. I think it goes perfect with our White Sangria recipe. It’s also perfect because that song is a little sentimental for me. Lou Reed is one of the musicians that Felix and I when we were first getting to know each other realized that we had in common and really loved. When he talks about that day, you know it’s about spending a whole day with somebody, that’s how Felix and I first met. We met in DC and he didn’t speak much English and I didn’t speak any Spanish, and it was really fascinating, but we started at a cafe and then moved together and had lunch somewhere else, went to a movie, and finished our night having a bottle of wine and mussels in a restaurant. It just was the Perfect Day.”
Cúrate’s Cava Sangría
Serves 6 to 8
- 3 tablespoons cognac
- 3 tablespoons gin
- 3 tablespoons Cointreau
- 3 tablespoons simple syrup
- 1 cup cut-up seasonal fruit, such as watermelon and berries
- 1 lime wheel
- 1 strip orange zest, removed with a vegetable peeler
- 1 750-ml bottle cava, chilled until very cold
Stir the cognac, gin, Cointreau, simple syrup, fruit, lime wheel, and orange zest in a pitcher. Refrigerate until very cold, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
When ready to serve, stir in the cava. Divide among glasses and serve immediately.
Photo credit: Evan Sung