I did promise I would write about the best sangria I have ever had, so here it is. Prepare to be amazed!
When I was in Vancouver, Canada one of my coworkers decided we needed to day drink and explore the city. (Day drink = acceptable excuse to drink before 5pm) Every bar we stopped at was closed until 11:30am and we just weren’t willing to wait that long.
Finally we stumbled upon a bar on the edge of the water named Tap & Barrel. Such a cute little place with an amazing menu! So many local beers on tap (I’m not much of a beer drinker- but the bartenders KNOW their stuff!) I ended up having a mimosa (turned into a couple mimosas- don’t judge) and had a giant sea salt pretzel. The pretzel was so darn good, I definitely considered ordering a second one.. But decided to order another drink instead.
The bartender, Dax, was so friendly and fun! He was just chatting with us, telling us where we should go to explore, and even invited us out to the other bar that he tends at night.
Now let me get to the most amazing part. The sangria. Oh this sangria! Have you ever been to Jamba Juice and ordered a Razz Ma Tazz? It tastes like that. Except adultier. More delicious. It made me feel healthy and classy and oh so grown up all at the same time. No doubt about it- this was the best alcoholic drink I have ever had in my entire life.
I cannot wait to go back to visit Dax and have another sangria. Or three. It was just that good. For the record, I did ask him the ingredients and he did tell me. But the mimosas might have possibly made me a little fuzzy and I can’t remember anymore. (No judging!) Something about orange juice, grenadine, and sprite?
If you are ever in Vancouver, take some time and stop by Tap & Barrel and order a sangria!