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Serving Up: The Brick Alley’s “Blackberry Sangria”

By February 1, 2012Rhode Island, Serving Up

The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant, Thames St, Newport, R.I.

The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant—at the corner of Thames Street and Brick Alley—is somewhat of a landmark in historic downtown Newport, R.I. With a fi replace and cozy pub atmosphere, Brick Alley has an extensive cocktail menu, and their wine list features over 250 different vintages. They’ve received a Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.

Bartender: Melisse Altenerand

Drink name: Blackberry Sangria.

Recipe:Start with a splash of St-Germain Elderfl ower liqueur, a shot of blackberry puree, and a splash of club soda. Shake in a glass. Top it off with the base— Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava champagne. Sprinkle with fresh blackberries “It’s our most popular drink right now,” said Altenerand. “It tastes like sparkling blackberries.”

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