Cherry Limeade Sangria is a unique sangria recipe giving cherry and lime the star flavors!
The perfect, summery cocktail:
Summer is almost here, and it’s starting to get nice and warm in San Diego. I’ve put lighter blankets on the beds and I’m opening the windows at night. Flip flops and shorts are pretty much daily wear at this point, and the beach is beckoning us for a visit. Our neighborhood has begun having its outdoor Happy Hour gatherings in the late sunny afternoons- where we share friendship, cheese and crackers, gossip and wine. Sangria sometimes makes an appearance too- most recently this Cherry Limeade Sangria.
We live in an area of San Diego where the houses are very much Spanish-style, and the landscape is more desert-like than lush. My pet ceramic snake sits on my porch (my attempt to scare off the many rattlesnakes in our area). Sangria always seems like the perfect cocktail to serve in our house. It has Spanish origins itself, and it’s a refreshing beverage in our dry climate.
How to make Cherry Limeade Sangria:
For this simple sangria recipe, I use limeade and cherry juice as the anchor flavors. Sauvignon Blanc and vodka are added in to turn it into a cocktail.
In true sangria-fashion, fresh fruit is added in too- cherries and lime. It’s always a nice idea to serve your sangria with a spoon because those cherries are awfully tempting (and quite delicious) to eat. The fruit will most likely disappear since everyone loves the fresh fruit component of sangria!
This is a delicious sangria that is perfect for summer. When you see some ripe cherries this season, grab them and make Cherry Limeade Sangria. Although this is a white wine sangria, it turns red because of the added cherry juice. You might like to try my recipe for The Best Red Wine Sangria, if you were looking for that. And if you have leftover cherries after making this cocktail, try making Fresh Cherry Margaritas. Enjoy!
Cherry Limeade Sangria
- Two 750ml. bottles Sauvignon Blanc
- 4 cups prepared limeade
- 2 cups bottled cherry juice
- 1½ cups vodka
- 3 medium limes, sliced thinly
- 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved
- One 1-liter bottle club soda, chilled
- In a large beverage dispenser or punch bowl, combine the wine, limeade, juice, vodka, limes and cherries. Refrigerate for several hours (or preferably overnight).
- Just before serving, add the club soda. Scoop fruit into individual servings (serving over ice is optional).