Combine all of the ingredients except the sparkling wine, orange fruit and mint in a large pitcher and chill in the fridge for at least three hours.
When ready to serve, add a good amount of ice to each glass. Fill halfway with sangria (making sure each glass gets some boozy cherries and peach) and then top off with a generous splash of sparkling wine. Garnish with a slice of orange and a sprig of fresh mint if desired.
If you don’t have cherry liqueur on hand, don’t feel you need to buy a whole bottle just for this recipe. I mean, you will end up using it because you are going to want to make this sangria for as long as there are fresh cherries in season, but you know, the sangria is good without it. Your call.
Want to make your own simple syrup? Check out the Cook’s Note below.
To make a basic simple syrup, combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar together in a small pot. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Once dissolved, take off the heat and allow to cool before using.