Manhattan Sangria Recipe

Manhattan Sangria Recipe

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

This sangria is inspired by the Manhattan cocktail, with a bit of added fruit. Be sure to plan ahead—the wine mixture needs to sit for at least four hours for the flavors to mingle.

This recipe is adapted from Kim Haasarud's 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks.

  • Yield:6
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:4 hours


  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup pitted Bing cherries
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 3/4 cup sweet vermouth such as Dolin
  • 3/4 cup cognac
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Angostura bitters
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 whole cherry (with stem) per glass


  1. 1.

    Slice one orange into thin slices and add to a large resealable pitcher. Add the juice of a second orange (about 1/4 cup) and the juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons). Add cherries, red wine, sweet vermouth, cognac, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and water. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

  2. 2.

    Fill serving glasses with ice. Stir sangria well and divide among serving glasses. Garnish each glass with a whole cherry.