Chocolate-Cherry Sangria

Valentine's Day's most iconic treat inspired this chocolaty winter sangria. Its signature flavors come from chocolate-flavored liqueur and both preserved and frozen cherries-a perfect dessert sangria.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 10 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 8 servings (9 cups)
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Ingredients

1 cup chocolate-flavored liqueur, such as creme de cacao

1 cup ruby port

1 cup cherries in heavy syrup, such as Amarena Fabbri, strained but reserving 1/2 cup syrup

One 12-ounce package frozen cherries

One 750-milliliter bottle petite sirah or other rich red wine

One 20-ounce bottle cherry cola

Directions

  1. Stir together the wine, cola, liqueur and port in a 3-quart pitcher. Add the cherries and syrup and the frozen cherries, and cover the pitcher with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the sangria to chill, at least 4 hours up to overnight.
  2. To serve, fill 8 glasses halfway with ice, then pour the sangria and cherries into each glass.

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