After living and traveling throughout Spain, boyfriend and I have had our fair share of sangria. Sangria made with red wine, white wine, rose wine, cava; we pretty much know them all. However, I'm sure he would agree when I say that we had the strongest sangria we've ever tasted on Friday night at Mix.
I don't know what they put inside their sangria, but I realized it was extra fuerte when I caught myself stabbing my dinner knife into the deep jar to [unsuccessfully] pull the cherries out. Great table manners, I know.
Mix is a trendy restaurant with the ambience of an upscale lounge bar. It has a large outdoor terrace making it an attractive locale to meet friends for drinks or spend the evening on a date. The spanglish menu offers international cuisine while highlighting Dominican ingredients, like passionfruit and plantains.
Boyfriend had the Risotto de Aguacate y Camarones; a heavenly risotto with black tiger shrimps topped with avocado. I had the Goat Cheese a la Chinola; a zesty salad with walnuts and parmesan cheese, tossed in a passionfruit sauce and truffle oil. It was topped with melt-in-your-mouth goat cheese sticks (think mozzarella sticks) - I wish these came as their own appetizer.
I can't wait to go back. Next on my list to try: the Ceviche Cocoloco (ceviche marinated in coconut and lime, served with green plantain chips) and the Great Balls of Rice (risotto balls stuffed with Italian pork).
Mix is definitely a must-try for anyone in Santo Domingo.
Just keep in mind that their sangria is meant for 4, not 2.