Sangria is known to be one of the favorite drinks during the summer for its friendly, refreshing, colorful and festive aspects.
Its origins are still controversial between Spain, the Caribbean, and South America. To this day, it is the emblematic drink of Portugal and Spain.
The original and most widespread recipe is the red one, composed of a base of red wine in which slices of fruit are macerated with spices, carbonated water, and/or lemonade. Subsequently, several variants have appeared, the most famous of which are the white and the rosé sangria.
Our restaurateurs and mixologists have created a variety of creative recipes to explore in and around Montreal.
We've put together our 10 favorite places to visit this summer to quench your thirst!
1333, rue Ste-Catherine E, Montréal, H2L 2H4
An institution in The Village for over 30 years, The Saloon is a great place to go for a drink and a bite to eat in a dynamic atmosphere. In addition to the classic red recipe, they offer great versions like the VIP with rosé wine or the white with raspberry and pink grapefruit, or the pink with strawberry and lychee. In summer, enjoy it all on their terrace in the heart of the action.
2087 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, H2X 3K8
11598, boul. de Salaberry, Ouest-de-l'Île (Montréal), H9B 2R8
The Marché de l'Ouest is where you'll find one of the most popular restaurants in Montreal's West End: Guaca & Molé. Every Thursday, their wonderful pitcher of classic sangria is only $20. Otherwise, you can go there for classic Mexican food like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, ceviches, enchiladas, fajitas and churros.
This restaurant bar with multiple locations in the province is well known for its creative cocktails served in mason jars. With more than 6 varieties of sangria to drink solo or with a group, there is a recipe for everyone! Don't hesitate to eat one of their delicious tartars on the way!
1134, ave. du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, H2J 1X8
Besides offering over 55 different rums, there are generous pitchers of sangrias. The white one is made with a 3-year-old rum, a must in the place. Let yourself be transported by the atmosphere that reminds you of the tropics, no matter what the temperature is outside.
These vegan restaurants are offering an exceptional plant-based menu as well as cocktails that are worth the detour. If you feel like trying something out of the ordinary, go for the Quebec Fraîche with white wine, homemade iced tea, ginger ale, and Sortilège, a delight!
With more and more locations in the Greater Montreal area, Escondite offers a friendly, festive atmosphere with creative Mexican recipes. Like the restaurant itself, the sangria served is explosive and original. Following a classic formula of red or white sangria, substituting certain ingredients to give it more personality.
9330, boul. Leduc - local 10, Brossard, J4Y 0B3
We now head to this famous Mexican restaurant in the Quartier Dix30. It is in an "Instagramable corner bar" that you will find arcades, table soccer, colours and vibrant flavours. With 4 varieties of sangrias, we like to drink the one with bubbles with St-Rémy VSOP, Cointreau, melon, white cranberries, and Prosecco Zonin. A perfect accompaniment to your tacos!
Looking for a refreshing cocktail to go with your favorite burger? Go for one of their three sangrias: red, white or lychee. The beauty of this local chain is that you can customize your burger, hot dog, mac and cheese or even your poutine. So don't hesitate any longer and go to the location of your choice!
Farsides is a place where you should make reservations before going, as it is very popular. This restaurant turns into a nightclub offering a firing atmosphere, a Thai and Hawaiian fusion menu, and cocktails invented by one of the best mixologists in the country. There are 6 different sangria creations that you won't find elsewhere. The "Main Squeeze" amazes us for its originality with Midori, Belle de brillet, white wine, Ghandi mix, white cranberry, and Thai basil. In the summer, enjoy it on one of the largest terraces in Old Montreal!
9190, boul. Leduc, local 130, Brossard, J4Y 0L1
After or before a shopping spree in the Quartier Dix30, head to Mile Public House to take your mind off things in a casual yet festive atmosphere. They offer 4 different types of sangria including classic, white, rosé, and melon. This will go perfectly with the menu composed of hearty dishes!