Sangria may be synonymous with the summer months so it may come as a surprise that National Sangria Day actually falls on Friday, Dec. 20. So despite the cooler temps, get into the spirit and sip on one of these seven fruit + wine combo cocktails in L.A.
Sangria Punch Bowl at Jane Q
Grab your gang and make your way over to the Kimpton Everly Hotel’s Jane Q. The all-day cafe offers the shareable Sangria Punch Bowl for $25 made with red wine, market fruit and brandy.
1800 Argyle Ave., Hollywood, janeqla.com, @janeqla
Santa-Gria at Preux & Proper
Since National Sangria falls just five days before Christmas, hurry down the chimney to Preux & Proper as Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins created a perfect double holiday season sipper, the Santa-Gria. It’s made with red wine mulled with citrus, fig, pear, cinnamon, clove, and ginger.
840 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, PreuxandProper.com, @preuxandproper
White Hot Peach Sangria at Café del Rey
Since opening its doors 27 years ago, Café del Rey has served the seaside community of Marina del Rey with picturesque marina views and a sophisticated yet approachable fine-dining and drinking experience reflective of SoCal’s best in cuisine and ambiance. Now is a perfect time to try their famous White Hot Peach Sangria featuring chardonnay, brandy, peach simple syrup, chili flakes and soda water. Stop by during Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. where a glass is just $5.
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, cafedelreymarina.com, @cafe_del_rey
Sinful Sangria at Granville
“Come As You Are” to the modern-casual neighborhood restaurant Granville in West Hollywood, serving the delectable Sinful Sangria, made with Burgundy and merlot, cinnamon, mango, pineapple, oranges, brown sugar, orange juice and ginger ale. A unique twist on the ultimate summer refresher, villagers can order by the glass for $9 or make it a community affair when they order the sharable carafe for $27.
Granville WeHo, 8701 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, granvillecafe.com, @granville
Red Sangria at North 101 Eatery
101 North Eatery & Bar is a contemporary, neighborhood spot located at the Shoppes at Westlake Village. This week, check out their Red Sangria made with red wine, Cointreau, fresh orange juice, lime and seasonal fruit. Enjoy it during a double dose of Happy Hour at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
30760 Russell Ranch Rd., Westlake Village, 101northeateryandbar.com, @101northeateryandbar
Bibigo Sangria at Bibigo Kitchen
Why not take a break from holiday shopping and stop by the modern-Korean fine-casual restaurant Bibigo Kitchen. Conveniently located in Westfield Century City mall, sip on drinks from Bibigo Kitchen’s Korean-inspired boozy happy hour 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., including the delectable Bibigo Sangria made with black raspberry wine and assorted fruit-infused soju.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, bibigousa.com/bibigokitchen, @bibigokitchen
Pink Sangria at Barcito
Celebrate National Sangria Day than in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at barcito. Owner Andrea Borgen and Bar Manager Jamie Amos will have guests saying bottoms up with its Pink Sangria, a twist on the classic sipper featuring rosé, Caña Brava Light Rum and mix of stone fruit.
403 W. 12th St., Los Angeles, BarcitoLA.com, @barcitola
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