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Thirsty Thursday – Cherry Sangria

Yes I know I just posted a smoothie recipe with cherries yesterday but today I thought instead of the healthy drink let’s have a cocktail! Now my clients at work laugh at me because when I get to work at 6 am I come in with a bag of drinks – non alcoholic of course. But I have my chai tea, sometimes a juice or smoothie and then 2 water bottles. What can I say I am constantly thirsty. With that being said I thought it was time for a Thirsty Thursday post. Just like the ¢50 tacos from college, we would always go to the Barons game for cheap drinks on Thursdays – hence Thirsty Thursday. I decided to team up with my buddy Sophia from NY FoodGasm to have a little virtual cocktail party.

Cherry Sangria

So when I bought a 3 lb. bag of cherries I had to come up with all sorts of recipes to make with them…well that was the plan. I decided on making the smoothie first and then the sangria, and the next thing you know John is standing at the counter finishing the bag. I guess I can’t complain it’s fruit instead of chips.

Cherry Sangria

Now compared to my red wine sangria this one is more on the sweeter side and the fruit in this one will make you want to nibble on a few more pieces after you finish your glass.

Cherry Sangria

Cherry Sangria


  • 1 bottle pinot noir
  • 1/2 cup rose or white zinfandel
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1 cup cherries pitted and halved
  • 3/4 cup strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 lemon cut into slices
  • 2 plums cut into bite size pieces


  • Mix all ingredients together and store in fridge for 2-3 hours. But for best results store even longer (that is if you can hold off that long).

Don’t forget to check out Sophia’s Double Cherry Red Stag and Coke Zero


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