Cherry Sangria

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

A red wine base gets a boost of cherry flavor from Cherry Heering liqueur.

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Cherry Sangria

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 6
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:2 hours 20 minutes
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: A Last-Ditch, Goodbye-Summer Picnic


  • 1 cup pitted sweet cherries, halved
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon, plus 1 small lemon, halved and thinly sliced into thin half moons
  • 2 1/4 cups red wine
  • 6 ounces Cherry Heering
  • 3/4 cup seltzer, chilled


  1. 1

    Combine the cherries, sugar, and lemon juice in a large pitcher. Stir to combine and let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes for the cherries to release some of their juices.

  2. 2

    Add red wine and Cherry Heering to the pitcher and refrigerate 2 hours or up to overnight.

  3. 3

    Stir in cold seltzer and the lemon wheels and serve immediately.


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