Best Of 2007

Best Sangria: Saravá

Saravá, a cavernous Brazilian-themed restaurant with lush, rose-colored walls and sleek modernist designs, is an artist's delight. The same can be said for its wine. The sangria here arrives in a chalice-shaped glass, brimming with ice and slices of oranges, lemons, limes, and maraschino cherries. It's light, refreshing, and sweet, without the overwrought, super-syrupy quality that plagues many sugary wines. And like most quality sangrias, the drink at Saravá is not too alcohol-y; it has a simple, citrusy taste and a spritzer-like feel. Think of it as a grown-up version of fruit punch that works well as both a cocktail and a sweet dessert.