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Blood Orange Bourbon Sangria

A dark, spicy sangria made with strong Kentucky Bourbon, soaked cherries, and devious blood oranges.
Prep Time 10 mins
2 d
Total Time 2 d 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails
Servings 8 servings
Calories 283 kcal


  • glass pitcher
  • cocktail glasses


  • 1.5 cups bourbon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 oz dark cherries, pitted (frozen if not in season)
  • 750 mL Spanish red wine
  • 2-3 whole blood oranges, sliced
  • 1/2 cup tart cherry juice


  • Heat your bourbon and sugar in a saucepan, stirring on low heat until your sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool for 15-20 minutes, then add pitted cherries. Allow the cherries to marinate in the fridge for 8-12 hours. 
  • Pour your cherries and bourbon into a glass pitcher. Add sliced blood oranges and blackberries. Add your wine and cherry juice. Let pitcher sit in the fridge for another 8-12 hours.
  • After letting the sangria sit, stir with a stirring rod one last time and pour into glasses filled with ice.
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