Cherry Lemonade Sangria

The best backyard BBQs feature a sweet drink and a buffet of hand-held snacks. We recently hosted an outdoor party, and I wanted to make my standard sangria. However, I had some new inspiration. Since cherries are in season right now, I knew I could make a shareable cocktail with a twist. Using mikeโ€™s hard lemonade as a base, I stirred together the most delicious beverage all summer.

black cherry sangria
black cherry sangria
black cherry sangria

To get started, buy a bag of cherries. Let them soak overnight in your favorite liquorโ€”preferable bourbon or whiskey. Once they have absorbed some liquor, you can begin assembling your party pitcher! I use fresh lemons and additional cherries for garnish, and I also created a fruit punch as a mixer.

black cherry sangria

Traditionally sangria is made with red wine, but the mikeโ€™s black cherry hard lemonade was such a unique choice for this drink! Paired with fruit punch and fresh fruit, it was fizzy perfection.

black cherry sangria
black cherry sangria

Cherry Lemonade Sangria

Yield: 2-4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A deliciously sweet way to make sangria with a whiskey twist!


  • 1 part fruit punch (I used a refrigerated juice)
  • 1 part mikeโ€™s hard black berry lemonade
  • 1 pound of cherries
  • 6 ounces of whiskey or bourbon
  • 6 lemons, sliced


  1. The night before your party, let cherries soak in liquor in a large bowl.
  2. The next morning, combine fruit punch and mike’s black cherry lemonade.
  3. Stir in cherries and sliced lemons.
  4. Let the flavors combine.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1104Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 171gFiber: 24gSugar: 120gProtein: 11g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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black cherry sangria

One of my favorite tips for serving drinks at parties is to prepare them in mason jars. This way you can either seal them for later or pre-make the drinks ahead of time! You can essentially bottle and pass these out to your party guests as they arrive.

black cherry sangria

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