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Cuba Cuba’s spicy mango-cilantro sangria.


Endless summer evenings are pretty spectacular on their own—but the perfect cocktail can make them even better. Golden Triangle’s Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar has been mixing some of our favorite grown-up beverages for more than a decade, but our go-to drink is the spicy mango-cilantro sangría. Head bartender André Dixion blends fresh-cut mango, mango purée, cilantro, jalapeños, Sprite, Triple Sec, rum, and white wine for a savory sangría with a dose of the tropics. If this doesn’t help you keep the summer heat at bay, we suggest ordering another round.

5280.com Exclusive: Learn how to make this drink here.


This article appeared in the June 2012 issue of 5280.

Daliah Singer, 5280 Contributor

Daliah Singer is an award-winning writer and editor based in Denver. You can find more of her work at daliahsinger.com.

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