Sangria in the Rain
Clear Creek Pear Brandy, Rene Barbier Catalunya Red Blend, lime, orange, pineapple, Sierra Mist, $8
Perhaps the most appealing part of choosing The Black Cat (or Le Chat Noir if you’re feeling French) for an after work drink or two is the view from upstairs. Set of the second floor of the historic Sycamore Square building in Fairhaven, The Black Car provides a romantic atmosphere coupled with Bellingham funkiness. The large interior offers a long bar with seating along the window-lined wall, where the views of the bay are the best. After taking a seat, check out the restaurant’s lengthy cocktail list.
For something a bit unusual, try The Sangria in the Rain. The cocktail is almost as pleasant to look at as it is to drink. The purple sangria is served in an oversized wine glass and finished with a lime wedge. The Black Cat’s version of sangria is slightly less fruity than what you might be used to. Instead, the brandy keeps the flavor rich. The wine is a red blend, perfect for those who are less wine-inclined. And the layers of fruit flavor from the lime, orange, and pineapple pay homepage to traditional sangria.