Ahhh, there is nothing like summer in the city, or summer out East, or summer on the boat, or summer anywhere really. Every fair-weather festivity needs the perfect libations and tunes to go with. If you're in New York, head on over to The Standard Plaza where we have the summer vibe tuned just so with flatbread pizzas and prodigious summer cocktails. Throwing your own party? The Standard Plaza's rosé sangria is pitcher perfect. Recipe below. Don't forget to add the playlist. It makes it taste better.
Half bottle of André Balazs Rosé (yes, most other rosés will work too.)
1/4 navel or valencia orange
1/4 white nectarine (or other seasonal stone fruit)
1/4 Fuji apple
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 1/4 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz triple sec
Slice all fruit to approximately 1” square. Remove all stems, seeds, pits, etc. Do not peel fruit.
Place all fruit in a container, add wine, then add remaining liquids.
Stir well, seal container & rest for a minimum of three hours.
After resting, contents will have settled, so mix before adding ice. Distribute fruit evenly with each serving.
Please note: Serving size will vary between 4 and 6, depending on how big a pour you prefer.