Cherries Sangria

I found this recipe and I thought of all those who love the sangria and cherries, and of course the pleasure of drinking this drink in early summer with friends on a terrace in the city or in the countryside. I raise my glass: “Cheers to you all!”

 Drink very cold … on a sunny terrace!

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Refrigeration: 24 hours
Cooking time: none
Makes 10 to 12 servings



  • 2 bottles of red or rosé wine (750ml each)
  • 1 cup of Brandy (250ml)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (250ml)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar syrup (see recipe below) (125ml)
  • 1/4 cup of orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec) (60ml)
  • 2 cups of pitted fresh cherries (500ml)
  • 2 oranges cut into half slices


In a large pitcher, combine wine, brandy, cherry and orange juice, sugar syrup and orange liqueur. Add cherries and orange slices and mix. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Serve in ice-filled glasses.

Sugar syrup:

Makes about 1/2 cup (125ml)

In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup each of sugar and water (125ml). Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely before using.

Source: Coup de Pouce Magazine, June 2011, translated by Anick Giroux.

Originally published on Coeur en Fête Blog : June 11 2013.


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