October 12th, 2020
10 Places For Sangria & Wine-Based Cocktails in KL & Selangor
When Blake Shelton croons ‘Your lips taste like Sangria’ in his 2015 hit ‘Sangria,’ the country star brings to mind the seductive richness of the refreshing Spanish beverage made with wine & chopped fruits. Here are 10 places in the Klang Valley where customers can sip Sangria & cool down with other wine-based cocktails.
1 . Yellow Apron at Section 13, Petaling Jaya
Ideal to counter these current scorching afternoons, there may be no better respite than Yellow Apron’s Sangria, costing a relatively reasonable RM22.50++, constructed with a choice of red or white wine.
Read review: Yellow Apron at Section 13, PJ
2. Private Room at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Five in fact – five confidently imaginative concoctions on the list – the Retemed Demeter (Sauvignon Blanc with blood orange, pink grapefruit & sencha-infused ice cubes), Apollo’s Precious (tawny port with brandy, Grand Marnier, Pernod, cinnamon, citrus & ginger ale), Mocking Mistress (Sauvignon Blanc with Malibu, gin, kiwi, cucumber & lime), Winter Fuego (Carmenere with whisky, strawberries, mint & lemon) & Purple Venus (Pedro Ximenez with Parfait Amour, blue gin & lemongrass) – all well-balanced with mellow, pleasing nuances.
Read review: Private Room at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
3. Cava at Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar
Cava’s exceptionally long list of Sangria is laced with invigoratingly delicious ingredients. Red Sangrias comes in flavours like peach, cherry or honey, while white ones emerge with hints of coconut, honeydew juice, or orange juice.
4. Nexo at Nexus, Bangsar South
Read review: Nexo Spanish Restaurant at Nexus Bangsar South
5. Interlude at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
6. Palazzo Viva at Telawi, Bangsar
Palazzo puts extra effort into its red & white Sangrias, preparing them with citrus fruits infused overnight with wine.
7. Moussandra at Solaris Dutamas
Read review: Moussandra at Solaris Dutamas
8. Hana at Sunway Pyramid
You might not expect to find red wine cocktails at a Japanese restaurant, but Hana thrives on blasting past expectations. Try the Taste of Shochu, a carafe that can be shared, blending sake with red wine & apple sour liquor for a reinvigorating drink that’s reminiscent of Sangria; it’s ideal to sip while savouring Hana’s excellent tofu cheesecake
Read review: Hana Dining + Sake Bar at Sunway Pyramid
9. Bosko at Centrepoint, Bandar Utama
Read review: Bosko at Centrepoint, Bandar Utama
10. El Cerdo at Changkat Bukit Bintang
Let’s hear it for a true KL institution: El Cerdo has been a source of Sangria in the city’s downtown district for more than a decade, and we expect it to continue to do so for at least that much longer.