Adapted from Scott Rixe, bar manager, Poppy, Seattle
This sangria includes plenty of fresh summer berries and citrus to cut down on sweetness and balance out the classic red wine mix. Cachaça adds “grassy, earthy and vegetal flavors,” says Rixie, noting that the flavors pair well with the wine’s natural pepper and dark fruit notes. Cream Sherry blends in with a rich, warming spice note.
In terms of presentation, go lavish. “Garnish with all the fruits and flowers you’ve got,” says Rixie.