For me, Summer is all about cherries. We buy boxes upon boxes of them and chow down on them on lazy afternoons all through the summer season. So what better way to make a cocktail than by using plenty of these jewel-toned beauties? Sangria is one of my favourite cocktails and this wine based cocktail is perfect to make in big batches for pre-wedding celebrations. In fact, it’s even better if you make it a few days ahead so the flavours can meld into each other and the fruity goodness shines through,

We decided to use the Florence Broadhurst De Bortoli Botrytis Semillon wine again (check out the last cocktail we made with it here) and play up the summer fruit flavours and contrast the sweetness with plenty of ginger spice for this one.


One bottle of sweet white wine (we used 375ml Florence Broadhurst De Bortoli Botrytis Semillon)

One One litre bottle of ginger beer

60ml triple sec

20 pitted cherries

4 limes cut into wedges



In a large glass jug, combine white wine, ginger beet, triple sec, cherries, and limes. Muddle well.

Leave jug to sit, covered, in the fridge for as long as possible.

when ready to serve, fill tumblers with ice and fill glasses with sangria