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Cherry Sangria

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posted: 05/30/17

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This Cherry Sangria recipe fruity, refreshing and is made with just four simple ingredients. The perfect pitcher for just about any occasion.

Just FOUR ingredients for this simple but irresistible Cherry Sangria!

This post was originally published in June of 2013. The photos and text have been updated in May of 2017.

This is a post that I wrote years and years ago as part of a birthday celebration for a good blogging buddy of mine. She has moved on to bigger and better things, like being the mom of a super sweet little baby boy, and I thought that the photos of this Cherry Sangria could use a good face lift. So here we are!

Just FOUR ingredients for this simple but irresistible Cherry Sangria!

How to Make Cherry Sangria

This Cherry Sangria recipe comes together with just four ingredients. You’ll want to make it the night before, so the flavors really have time to marinate together.

  1. Start with some sweet white wine like Moscato, but if you’re worried that it’ll be too sweet for you, pick a different white wine that you love.
  2. Add some Amaretto liquor and frozen cherries and let it refrigerate overnight The cherries will thaw into the cocktail and give it a beautiful red color and sweet cherry flavor.
  3. Just before serving, pour the Sangria mixture over white soda. Club soda works great, or I like using a diet lemon-lime soda.


This Cherry Sangria tastes best about two days past making it. But it’s really delicious after one night in the fridge.

Just FOUR ingredients for this simple but irresistible Cherry Sangria!

Variations to this Sangria Recipe

  • A pitcher of this Cherry Sangria goes fast, so I definitely suggest you double it.
  • However, don’t feel like you need to double the frozen cherries. One bag is definitely enough.
  • I like to add some white soda, like Sierra Mist or 7-Up to top off the glasses but that’s definitely not a must.
  • If you don’t like your drinks very sweet, swap out the white soda for club soda.
Just FOUR ingredients for this simple but irresistible Cherry Sangria!
a glass of cherry sangria
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Cherry Sangria

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  • 750 ml bottle of Moscato I use Barefoot
  • 1/3 cup of Amaretto Liqueur
  • 1 12 oz bag of frozen cherries (I got mine at Target)
  • white soda I use Diet Sierra Mist (optional)


  • Mix together the wine, the amaretto, and the cherries and let sit overnight. Note that this recipe actually tastes best two days past making it, though it is delicious after one night in the fridge.
  • Serve the sangria topped with the white soda (or club soda for a less sweet drink). I did about two parts sangria to every one part soda.
Author: Lisa Longley
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  1. Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com says

    Love the way you celebrate Lisa! I’m so excited to try this. I absolutely love sangria!

  2. TheTastyFork says

    You know me too well!! I love Cherries & Sangria! I’m heading to the store to make this tonight! Thank you so for bringing this to my party! XOXO!!

  3. [email protected] says

    I love this Lisa – pinned… fun to see what everyone is making for Meghan!

  4. Julie E says

    This sangria sounds awesome Lisa! I totally want to make some tomorrow while we’re grilling. I love those glasses too. They’re super cute. So happy I partying with you. :)

  5. Heather Tullos says

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmm. The amaretto was a great addition. Also– these photos are totally gorgeous. I don’t even like cherries and I’m making this anyway because your post made me want it. Happy Birthday to Meghan!!

  6. Rachel Willis says

    This is SO my kind of drink, Lisa! I can taste it’s fruity refreshing-ness. Already pinned!

  7. Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration says

    Lisa, I LOVE sangria and have never had a cherry version, but am so trying this! I love seeing what everyone is bringing to Meghan’s party! Thanks for sharing, pinning and have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Nicole @WonkyW says

    I’m so in love with cherries this summer! I can’t get enough. This is a gorgeous drink!

  9. Heather Kinnaird says

    I would drink WAY too much of this

  10. Kim A. says

    Just saw this on the Fun in Functional party – it looks so good! Moscato is my favorite wine, and sangria is one of my favorite drinks – put them together and I might get into trouble!

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