Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Strongest Sangria

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.


  1. Gah! Where did you get your glasses??? I die.

    PS this restaurant sounds amazing. Nice pick!


  2. Oh yes, I love Sangria (red wine is my favorite). This really looks and sounds like my kind of place to dine...delicious!! Cute photos!

  3. "extra fuerte"...hahaha

    Also...what exactly are 'black tiger shrimps'? I'm sure i could google it, but it's much more fun to wonder.