Cherry Blueberry Apple Sangria is a perfectly sweet cocktail recipe loaded with tangy berry and cherry flavors. Magnificent for fall and winter!
I’ve been saving my drink allowance for weekends now that I’m (trying to be) a responsible adult.
Which means come Friday and Saturday, the bottles are out and the drinks are poured.
This week, I developed a few sangria recipes for Love Beets and Kroger, and it dawned on me I haven’t posted a red wine sangria on The Roasted Root. I went ahead and used up my bounty of blueberries and cherries for this here beverage and loved the way it turned out.
Have you ever in your life allowed cherries and apples to stew in wine? It’s the the most amazing thing.
Basically, the fruit turns into something I can’t even describe in words. AND it gets better with age.
In the realm of cocktails, sangria is one of my favorites.
First of all, it involves wine (white, red, or rose, no less!), secondly, it involves booze, and thirdly, it involves fruit.
I prefer my cocktails on the less sweet end, so I typically don’t add very much sweetener or liqueur.
If you like sangria sweet, you can add more pure maple syrup or incorporate an orange or cherry liqueur into this recipe.
You can make it boozier, sweeter, build your own sangria bar so your friends can choose their poisons…lots of wriggle room when it comes to the cocktailing.
Plus, it’s perfect for bringing with you to all your summerly events like concert series, and bbqs, and movies in the park, etc. etc.
Should we discuss our emoticons while we share a beverage?
I’ve been struggling with two things recently…let’s chat.
P.S. This cocktail would go really well with that Grain-Free Cherry Crumble I showed you yesterday. Just food for thought.
Also try my Pineapple Rose Sangria and my Tropical White Sangria recipes.
Cherry Blueberry Apple Sangria
Cherry Blueberry Apple Sangria is a fresh, flavorful, easy sangria recipe that is mostly sweetened with fruit juice!
- 1 bottle red wine, such as Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon, 750mL
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup tart cherry juice
- 2 tablespoons to 3 agave nectar, to taste
- 1 large honeycrisp or Fugi apple, chopped or sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved
- Add all ingredients for the sangria to a large pitcher and stir well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours (or overnight) – the longer the sangria sits, the more flavorful it will become. Taste the sangria for flavor and add sweetener or liqueur to taste.
- Serve sangria over ice, making sure each glass receives some fruit.
Nutrition InformationYield 5 Serving Size 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 227Total Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 27gSugar 7g
Saturday 23rd of March 2019
Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks absolutely delicious. I do have a question. Is there are another substitute for agave nectar?
Sunday 24th of March 2019
Absolutely! You can use pure maple syrup or coconut nectar :D Enjoy!
Wednesday 27th of July 2016
What kind of cherry juice? Awesome recipe! And photos
Thursday 28th of July 2016
I used R.W. Knudsen Organic Just Tart Cherry Juice, which I got in the natural food section of my local grocery store. It can also be purchased online here: http://amzn.to/2ajdnrS
Wednesday 22nd of July 2015
This is the most mouthwatering-looking sangria I've ever seen... Why has no one thought of adding cherries before now? Great idea, and gorgeous photos!
Tuesday 21st of July 2015
Gah I've yet to buy a TV for my new place. But I think I'll be plenty entertained with a batch of this instead. ;)
Sarah | Well and Full
Monday 20th of July 2015
I DON'T HAVE A TV EITHER!!! Oh my gosh you would not believe the crap I get from the guys at work about my lack of TV. I am so glad that there is a kindred spirit out there! But I can't blame you for transitioning into the TV camp, I DO just snag my boyfriend's TV when there's something I have to watch (like Game of Thrones). ;)