Best sangria in Toronto

It's sangria time! There's nothing better than a freshly mixed sangria by the pitcher or glass - bonus if it's enjoyed on a sunny patio. These bars and restaurants serve up boozy fruit-filled pitchers that are sure to pack a punch. Here's the best sangria in Toronto. [Photo credit: courtesy of Barsa Taberna]

Patria

1
478 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 0A8

The stylish King West restaurant offers both white and red sangrias on the cocktail menu. The red variation is robust in flavour due to a base of spiced pear reduction, cloves and Spanish Brandy. The white sangria is light and refreshing with poached apples, lemongrass reduction and sweet crispy green fruit.

Barsa Taberna

2
26 Market St, Toronto, ON M5E 1M6

There’s always sangria on the menu at Barsa Taberna! The tapas restaurant keeps it traditional with their sangrias offering three types – one red and two white. The picture-perfect sangria pitchers are best enjoyed on a sunny afternoon on their patio!

Sangria Lounge

3
145 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2L2

Sangria Lounge has loads of sangria to choose from, but the stand out is the peach sangria. Peach juice is added to white wine, along with cranberry, ginger ale and fresh fruit, served in a pint glass on ice. It’s refreshing - the perfect drink on a hot summer’s day. Sangria Lounge also offers red, white and lime sangria.

Seven Numbers Danforth

4
307 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N7

7 Number’s homemade sangria starts with a full-bodied Italian red wine and continues with red Vermouth, cognac, Limonato, Orangina, apple juice, cranberry and ginger ale. The red sangria is bold and sophisticated, the best of both worlds!

Campo

5
244 Jane St, Toronto, ON M6S 3Z1

Italian and Spanish restaurant Campo serves an eclectic mix of the two cuisines and the cocktail menu continues the trend. The red sangria starts with red wine that is mixed with brandy, Cointreau, Crodino and citrus. It is finished with mint to add a refreshing hit of flavour.

Playa Cabana

6
111 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 1V4

Owned by Mas Playas, Playa Cabana is just one of their many Mexican-inspired restaurants. You won’t find the sangria in a pitcher, but it still packs some serious punch. Both white and red sangria is mixed with Mount Gay blanco and fresh fruit.

The Drake Hotel

7
1136 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

The Drake starts its sangria drinks with boozy fruit soaked in Olmeca Altos blanco tequila. The fruit is mixed with white wine, orange liqueur, fresh watermelon and citrus. The whole concoction is topped with grapefruit soda and served in mason jars or a pitcher.

Bar Reyna

8
158 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A8

One of the newest bars in Yorkville, Bar Renya serves sunshine in a glass when you order the sangria! The Reyna’s Sangria is made with rosé wine, cava, sherry, Cointreau, Mount Gay Silver and freshly sliced fruit. This bar’s take on the classic Spanish cocktail has the perfect balance of sweet and bitter.

Nirvana

9
434 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T3

Nirvana keeps things simple with its sangria, mixing red wine with orange and cranberry juice, a selection of fresh fruit and ginger ale. Perfectly balanced, Nirvana serves sangria in pint glasses, which are on special for $4.75 Sundays.

Carmen Cocina Espanola

10
922 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G6

The Queen West hot spot, Carmen, sticks to the classic flavours of red wine sangria – dry and not too sweet. It’s made with red wine, brandy, sweet vermouth, orange juice and soda, and a single orange slice as garnish. If you’re looking for something on the sweet side, order the white sangria, it’s made with white wine, triple sec, brandy, orange juice, ginger ale and house-made ginger syrup.

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