Wrong Way Rosé: How to Make Sangria with a Beautiful Twist
This summer, The Knick has partnered with Lejay Crème de Cassis to create fresh, inventive cocktails. One of our favorites, and a popular selection all season long, has been the Wrong Way Rosé, a blush sangria loaded with berries, complete with a bottle of rosé inundating the pitcher. “What’s better than sangria for a summer rooftop drink?” explains Murat Nalcioglu, General Manager of St. Cloud. We couldn’t agree more. The answer is nothing. Here’s how to make sangria the Knickerbocker way.
How to Make Sangria Like a Pro
1 bottle Rosé
Blackberries, sliced strawberries, and raspberries to taste
4 oz Pavan
2 oz Lejay Crème de Cassis
0.50 oz cognac
In a large serving pitcher, add most of the washed berries, along with the Pavan, cassis and cognac and ice.
Flip the bottle of Rosé upside down into the pitcher.
Serve from pitcher into wine glasses, with remaining berries as garnish.
“The end result makes for a drink that isn’t too sweet, with hints of muscat grapes and fresh berry flavors,” says Nalcioglu. It’s a whimsical expression of the traditional sangria pitcher, and sure to be a crowd pleaser with the rosé bottle. It also happens to be perfect for a New York picnic.