Need a refreshing cocktail to serve to your guests this summer? Look no further than this delicious  Cherry Basil Sangria. Our Mezzetta® Maraschino Cherries and sliced strawberries are paired with fresh basil leaves, white rum and Sauvignon Blanc, for a refreshing, fragrant cocktail that everyone will enjoy!


Makes 8 servings 1x 2x 4x
  • 1 (11 oz) jar Maraschino Cherries Without Stems drained
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 cups white grape juice
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the Mezzetta® Maraschino Cherries Without Stems, strawberries, wine, grape juice and rum. 
  2. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. 
  3. Stir in the fresh basil and serve in glasses over ice.

Chef's Note

For some additional sweetness, add a spoonful of the Mezzetta® Maraschino Cherry juice to each glass before serving!