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The Best Sangria in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 10, 2015

sangria torontoThe best sangria in Toronto is a hotly contested category, with plenty of great spots stirring up their own unique takes on this summertime staple. Whether mixed to order, or slowly brewed for a few days, these premium wine punches are real crowd pleasers on the patio.

Here is the best sangria in Toronto.

See also: The top 10 cheap sangria in Toronto

Playa Cabana

Playa Cabana

Spanish sangria at this taqueria on Dupont combines house infused pomegranate 1800 with red wine, lime and agave. Order for $8 a glass alongside a pile of tacos and enjoy this refreshment on the sun-soaked patio. More »

Gusto 101

Gusto 101

The signature sangria at this Italian restaurant in the King West neighbourhood features a potable blend of St. Remy brandy, peach schnapps and fresh cut fruit. Enjoy by the glass for $11, or share a pitcher for $42. More »

Milagro

Milagro

This chain of Mexican cantinas does red or white wine cocktails with fresh lime, agave nectar and soda for $8.50 per glass or $30 per pitcher. Want something that packs more of a punch? Try La Gringa made with red wine, mezcal, Jack Daniels, and bitters ($12/glass, or $43/pitcher). More »

Patria

Patria

This Spanish restaurant on King West offers a couple types of sangria. A red wine version blends port, sweet vermouth, spiced poached pear reduction, and OJ, while the white sangria mixes white wine with Lillet, apple cider, and lemongrass reduction. Order by the glass for $12 or pitcher for $33. More »

Barsa Taberna

Barsa Taberna

Four types of sangria are on offer from this tapas restaurant in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Select from Sangria Rojo, Cava, Rosado ($22-$40), or opt for the Gourmet Sangria ($45) that changes monthly. More »

Valdez

Valdez

Valdez does sangria by the litre for $20. Meant for sharing amongst three or four friends, this sangria is available with red and white wine, booze, fruit, and soda. More »

Sassafraz

Sassafraz

The Yorkville stalwart serves up red or white sangria by the glass for $12. Opt for Gamay Noir mixed with pomegranate liqueur, fresh orange juice and a medley of fruits, or go with the with a Sauvignon Blanc blended with apricot brandy and fresh lemonade. More »

Dundas & Carlaw

Dundas & Carlaw

The east side cafe and bar makes its sangria in batches so the wine, juice and fruit has plenty of time to marry. Enjoy this juicy concoction by the pitcher ($36) on the patio all summer long. More »

Reposado

Reposado

The bar and lounge on Ossington isn't solely about tequila as its name suggests, the sangria (Rojo or Blanco) is top notch too. Choose between a medley of red wine with fresh fruits, and a crisp white wine variation studded with peaches and pineapple. More »

Scaddabush

Scaddabush

This Italian restaurant at Yonge and Gerrard does a version of sangria with Pinot Grigio, Limoncello, passion fruit juice, apple juice, ginger ale, and organic Sicilian lemon juice, plus, a Red Sangiovese version with brandy, OJ and ginger ale. 1.5 ounce cocktails sell for $8.50 while a $6oz pitcher goes for $27. More »

Han Ba Tang

Han Ba Tang

This Korean pub in Willdowdale stocks sangria by the batch alongside readymade fruit soju cocktails. Choose red or white wine versions studded with booze-soaked fruit for $9 a glass, or order small ($20) or large ($28) sizes for the whole group. More »

7 Numbers

7 Numbers

Locations on the Danforth and on Eglinton make their sangria with a rose rather that the usual red or white. Added to the mix is brandy, sweet vermouth, aranciat, limonata and cranberry juice to concoct a clean, crisp and effervescent beverage that's best shared around the table. More »

Discussion

6 Comments

Paul / July 10, 2015 at 01:16 pm
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Also worth mentioning is Jawny Bakers at O'Connor and St. Clair. It's off the beaten path but the Sangria is awesome and they have a great patio overlooking the ravine.
Stephanie / July 10, 2015 at 03:40 pm
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Also, El Caballito Tequila y Tacos on King West. Sangria Wednesdays happen every week and you get a pitcher for $28. Staff are extremely friendly and atmosphere is welcoming. I plan on making weekly visits.
James / July 10, 2015 at 04:03 pm
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Kinda amusing that the bar actually called Sangria didn't make the list. Too bad, too - their peach sangria is really good.
Sasha / July 10, 2015 at 04:17 pm
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The Vivoli's red and white Sangria's are my favourite. Can't believe its not on this list.
Maya / July 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm
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Reposado does NOT serve sangrias and never did.
tim andrews / August 24, 2015 at 12:03 am
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Frank's Kitchen, by far. Both white and red.

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