By Shanzi Chen Translated
by Ann Lee
2 oz Gin, 1 oz Cointreau
750 cc Patarrota Sangria
5 oz Cabernet Sauvignon (Tapas' house wine)
1 oz Orange juice
350 cc Soda water
Directions: 1. Cut orange into
slices and marinate in 'A' ingredients. Store
at room temperature for more than 24 hours.
2. After 24 hours, add 'B' ingredients into 'A'.
For less, shake evenly with a cocktail shaker.
For more, use a glass cocktail bowl to mix ingredients,
then stir evenly with soup spoon.
When you enter Tapas Bar, you
will feel welcomed by the warm greetings and friendly
service. Before you try a few of their authentic
dishes, like the Paella, Spicy Prawns in Garlic
and Olive Oil, and Fried Onion and Patatoes, you
can enjoy a glass of the Spanish "sacred
drink" Sangria, made by bartender Claire.
The drink is "sacred" because it represents
Christian theology. The orange slices marinating
in gin symbolizes the baptism of Jesus. The red
wine represents the blood of Jesus Christ and,
since Sangria is a deep red wine color, the Spanish
named it the "holy" drink. Sangria is
also widely used by the Spanish as an aperitif
and can be considered the best known drink from
Spain. Since it is sweet, sour, and oh-so-smooth,
Sangria goes well with any Spanish delicacy. Claire
recommends sipping Sangria. Although it has an
"innocent" taste, it is a sneaky drink
that can make you tipsy.
June 15-July 15, go to www.taiwanfun.com to download
and print this article-show it when you order
and receive and a complimentary cheese selection.
2. Wednesdays are red wine nights. When ordering
any wine exceeding NT$1,000, receive a NT$200
discount. Any order under NT$1,000 receives a
50, HePing W Rd, Sec 1
Hours: Tue-Thur 5:30 pm-12:30 am;
Fri & Sat 5:30 pm-2:30 am;kitchen opens until
10:30 pm/ (closed Monday)
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge. Smoking
area on 1F.
Nearest MRT: GuTing Station # 9 Exit