Cherry Sangria

Cherry Sangria | Just FOUR ingredients for this simple but irresistible Cherry Sangria!
Cherry Sangria | Sweet and Tart Cherries in a Sangria! This Sangria screams Summer!
I know what you are thinking . . .
 . . . . clearly my “It’s Friday! Cheers!” post has been replaced by real in the flesh living booze.
Especially because this is my second week in a row posting a cocktail on a Friday.
What is it about summer that screams refreshing cocktails?
Okay, but this Friday I have a really good excuse.
It’s Meghan’s birthday!!  Happy Birthday Meghan!
Have you met Meghan?  She blogs over at The Tasty Fork, and she is all sorts of awesome.  When you go to visit the birthday girl, and leave her a birthday wish, make sure you check out some of my favorite posts of hers.  To name a few, Clean Eating Chicken Salad, Thai Chicken Noodle Salad, Asian Chicken Burrito with Sriracha Peanut Butter Sauce, and Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa.
I’m so pumped to be headed off to celebrate her birthday with a big pitcher of this Cherry Sangria!
This recipe comes together faster than you can say, “I’ll take five more glasses.”  It has that sweet and tart cherry taste, but is cool, refreshing, and perfect for summer.
If you don’t like your drinks too sweet, you can swap out the white soda for club soda.  Either way, I’m sure you will find your way to the bottom of the pitcher quickly, so make sure you make double!
Cherry Sangria


  • 750ml 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Just FOUR ingredients for this simple but irresistible Cherry Sangria!


  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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!!

  3. says

    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

  4. Becky Houston says

    how many does the cherry sangria serve? Having a party for about 15 ladies. Will your recipe make enough or should I double??

    • says

      Hi Becky! I would for sure double it, maybe triple. The last time I doubled it, I realized that you don’t really need to double the cherries. So I would double everything but the cherries. If you triple it, I would triple everything and double the cherries. I hope you like it!

  5. Sherry Lavalais says

    I just bought 10 lbs of cherries, do they have to be frozen? Anything special I should do to them so the flavor is prime?

    • says

      They don’t have to be frozen! I would go with one cup of fresh cherries for this recipe, mainly because I know how precious fresh cherries are and you don’t need more than that for this sangria to still take great!


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