Ginger Cherry Lemonade White Sangria

I served up this white sangria at a baby shower that we threw last weekend, and it was so refreshing and delicious!

I served up this ginger cherry white sangria at a baby shower that we threw last weekend, and it was so refreshing and delicious!

My friends Bonnie and Robert are two of my very favorite people in all of Atlanta, so when their adoption went through, Dave and I wanted to help throw their baby shower! We got together with some friends to plan it, and the party was over the weekend. I whipped up cupcakes and a savory snack and wanted to also serve a signature cocktail. After a lot of mulling it over I decided to make a cool white sangria for them.

Bonnie and Robert are adopting a baby from China. They go to pick him up at the end of August. If you’ve known anyone that’s gone through a foreign adoption, you know that it is a long, heart-wrenching process. It’s taken them years, and I can’t tell you how excited I am that baby Sebastian is coming home soon. I can’t wait to snuggle that babe!

Just under a week before the shower, I ran across this awesome infographic on how to make your own sangria recipe. I built my white sangria recipe by kinda sorta following this formula:

the anatomy of sangria white sangria

I’ve made sangria before, but coming up with a recipe from scratch was much easier with this little flowchart to help me out! I used lemonade as my “juice,” but if you like things more on the tart side, you can use 1/4 cup of lemon juice instead of the lemonade in the recipe below.

Ginger Cherry Lemonade White Sangria

I doubled this recipe for the shower, since we were expecting around 15-20 people. We had a few growlers of beer and a few bottles of wine on top of this, and there was more than enough for everyone to drink.


  • 1 750mL bottle cheap white wine
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 12 ounce bottle spicy ginger ale
  • 1 cup prepared lemonade
  • 1 10 ounce bag of frozen cherries
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced into half rounds


  • Combine all of the liquids in a large pitcher or punch bowl, and stir well, Add the fruit, and stir again to gently combine. Serve chilled over ice with an appropriately cute straw!
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6 comments on “Ginger Cherry Lemonade White Sangria
  1. Congrats to your friends on such a thrilling occasion! I’m with you when it comes to ginger, and the sangria sounds especially delicious. I love the cherries and lemonade!

  2. You really are addicted to ginger, aren’t you? I’ve never paired it with cherries, so I’m excited to try your concoction sometime. That was mighty sweet of you to host a party for Bonnie and Rob, when you’re so busy with your own babe! They seem like a really friendly and deserving couple, so please pass my congrats to them!

    • I really am, Jeanee. At the shower Matt and I got into a discussion about it and were having a hard time thinking of a food that wouldn’t be delicious with a little ginger!

  3. Congratulations to your friends, Bonnie and Robert! How exciting! That was sweet of you to help throw their baby shower. I’ve never made sangria before; although, of course, I’ve enjoyed it at various functions throughout the years. That info graph is super useful for making my own, and your ginger cherry lemonade sounds so refreshing!

    • Thank you, Cadry! I’m so excited for them. If you make a recipe using that graphic, I hope you’ll share it!

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