This Cherry Sangria recipe fruity, refreshing and is made with just four simple ingredients. The perfect pitcher for just about any occasion.
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!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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Amy of While Wearing Heels says
Cheers! This looks delicious. I feel, though, that I might need to wear an apron in case I had one too many and spilled it all over myself :)
Ah, I LOVE this drink, Lisa! I’m such a sucker for cherrys. Pinned to my Tasty Beverages board. Have a great weekend!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks
cooking with curls says
Now that looks like a yummy drink!!! I would like a pitcher all to myself please :)
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I love this!!! I want it right now and it’s only 7:30am. It’s got cherries. That makes it okay, right?
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
Yes, yes!! I love sangria and MUST try this. NOW it’s a birthday party, yahoo!!
Chelsea Fanders says
This looks sooooo good! You’re right; perfect for birthdays and for summer!
Lori WhoNeedsaCape says
This sounds amazing, found on Practically Functional :)
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Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Cocktails on Fridays work for me Lisa :) This is such a pretty drink and cherry?? Love it! Pinned and featuring tonight!