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Unforgettable Cherry Sangria

Take a refreshing sip of this traditional sangria drink with a cherry twist. Sangria is better if you make it the day before – letting the flavors meld.  At the earliest, prep it a few hours before and let it marinate in the fridge.

One of my very favourite things to make for parties, or anytime is sangria!  It’s like a blank slate that you can do so much with. Wine, more alcohol, and some of your favourite flavours and suddenly you have a whole new drink that can feed a crowd.

Unique in appearance, sweet in taste and the architect of many a hangover, sangria is one of the all-time greatest drinks. It has a unique charm, whether you’ve picked it up in a carton from a store or made your own, festooned with abundant bobbing orange slices. The relatively simple composition of wine, a soft mixer and fruit leaves it open to interpretation too, so if cherry sangria isn’t your thing, there’s sure to be a version to suit you.

Unforgettable Cherry Sangria

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By Gilly Serves: 4
Prep Time: 3 hours Cooking Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Impress your guests with this super easy recipe for cherry sangria!


  • 450g cherries, pitted and sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 bottle red zinfandel
  • 150ml cherry flavoured liqueur
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle sparkling rose wine
  • mint or basil leaves



Preheat oven to 200°C.


Place cherries in an oven proof baking dish and sprinkle with sugar. Roast the cherries for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool completely.


Mix the red zinfandel and cherry liqueur in a large jug with the roasted cherries.


Add sliced orange and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.


Serve over ice, top with a generous splash of sparkling rose wine and garnish with mint or basil leaves.


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  • Margaret Gallagher
    March 5, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Looks devine

  • Carolyn
    April 29, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Very summery! Definitely on for sharing with friends!

  • Margaret Gallagher
    May 24, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    A WINNER for summer BBQS – looks delicious

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