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Greek Cherry Sangria with Fresh Mint

Fresh cherries are my  summer's choice of fruit to add to your favorite bottle of wine, in making a pitcher of fresh sangria. Make ahead and refrigerate any your guests will just love it's refreshing taste.

Course Drinks
Cuisine California Greek
Keyword sangria
Servings 8
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 1 750 ml red wine such as a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir
  • 1 -1/2 cups fresh cherry juice (recipe below)
  • 4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange liquor - I used Cointreau
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • ice


  1. In a large bowl or large pitcher, add the wine, cherry syrup, orange juice and liqueur.  This is a good time to refrigerate the wine overnight.

  2. Add the fresh cherries, oranges, lemon, limes and mint and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. If you are refrigerating overnight, add the above with the 2-4 hours before serving.

  3. Serve on ice, and garnish with fruit slices.