Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
8 Hours 20 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

We recommend zesty Spanish albariño, but you can use any other refreshing white wine.

How to Make It

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup brandy in a pitcher; stir until sugar dissolves. Add cherries and wine, and chill for 8 hours or up to overnight. Just before serving, stir in club soda and remaining ingredients.

Ratings & Reviews

Great Sangria - We use Vinho Verde

August 27, 2016
We like to make this using Vinho Verde, a Portuguese wine made from not-yet-ripe grapes.  It is very similar to Albarino, but more affordable.  The bottle has a little fizz.  When we take it to parties, it runs out very quickly.  Everyone loves this Sangria.

sassytoday's Review

August 29, 2012
Wonderfully refreshing! Marinated fruit is still good the next day but not any longer. As others implied, 8 servings is only reached by filling glasses with lots of fruit, not too much wine.

katydid5283's Review

August 25, 2012
refreshing, well balanced and impossible to put down. we really like the way the fruit of the absorbed all of the wine and Brandy.My only complaint is the serving size is way too small, we only had four glasses from the batch!

claire88's Review

July 18, 2012
We made this on July 4th and people were literally scooping fruit out of the empty punch bowl by the end of the day. The drink is really good and the cherries get really yummy from being infused with the wine/brandy. My one note-- there really does seem to be much more fruit than alcohol, but that didn't bother my guests one bit! It just morphed from a drink to a drunken fruit salad by the end of the day.

hylasgirl's Review

July 15, 2012
Just a tip... there is NO way this would serve 8 people. We made a triple batch and it only made 2 glass pitchers. It's truly worth the time and expense though.

lizziey's Review

July 06, 2012

fairydragonstar's Review

July 01, 2012
Fantastic and very refreshing

skspillman's Review

June 25, 2012

darbydh's Review

June 25, 2012

akaChachi's Review

June 18, 2012