Red Cherry Sangria
Happy Birthday Rachel! I hope you enjoy sangria 😉
Today some of the lovely ladies in the blog world are celebrating the birthday of our friend and fellow blogger, Rachel from Rachel Cooks! The theme of this virtual birthday party is “drinks and little bites.” I don’t know about you, Rachel, but I like to relax with a glass of fruity red sangria. I hope you like it! Since I still had a crazy amount of cherries from the 10lb cherry challenge from OXO and North West Cherry Growers I decided to incorporate cherries into this summertime sangria. I added oranges and peaches with a cherry flavored brandy and classic triple sec orange liquor. The results of this red cherry sangria were sweet and fruity, just like summer!
I’m a wine-o club member at Applewood Winery in Warwick, NY and when I went to pick up my wine for the quarter I asked them what the two best wines were for sangria. They sent me off with their classic International Red and Wayayanda White to mix together. I’m telling you, these ladies know their wine! What a great combination they gave me. I was tempted to buy the blackberry wine they also offer but I didn’t want the blackberries to offset my cherry flavor so I decided not get all crazy, this time. Next time, all bets are off!
Rachel, I hope you have a great birthday. Truly! You deserve it. Now go get a drink, grab some popcorn, eat some pear jelly bellies and unwind!
2 cups cherries
1 bottle red wine
1 bottle white wine
1 cup cherry brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
Pit cherries and slice in half. Cut peaches and oranges into slices and add all fruit to a large pitcher.
Add wine, brandy and triple sec liquor to the pitcher and stir. Serve with or without ice.
Other Little Bites and Drinks:
- Blueberry Limeade via Missy’s Kitchen
- Heirloom Tomato Bacon Shortcakes via The Baker Chick
- Basil Pesto Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts via The Lemon Bowl
- Homemade Blueberry Vodka and Lemon Cocktail via Nutmeg Nanny
- Cherry Bourbon Soda via Farmgirl Gourmet
- Easy S’mores Popcorn Pops via Pineapple Coconut
Disclosure: I was not provided compensation to post about or to link to these sponsors and as always, my opinions of these products are my own. OXO and North West Cherry Growers provided me with 10lbs of cherries and other tools to help create these recipes.
Other Cherry Recipes from the 10lb Cherry Challenge: