Monday, July 11, 2016

20(ish)--- Cherry Berry Red Wine Summer Sangria

This recipe incorporates two of my favorite summer fruits in a delightfully sweet boozy beverage.  Cherries and strawberries both contain high amounts of antioxidants and fiber!  These phytonutrients, as well as small servings of ethanol (alcohol) may actually decrease your risk of heart disease.

A refreshing summer sangria is the perfect addition to a grilled meal.  In this creation, the blackberry brandy and fruit add enough sweetness that you can skip the added sugar that sangria often contains.

Sip responsibly!

Cherry Berry Red Wine Summer Sangria
Makes ~ 50 oz

1 bottle dry red wine
2/3 cup blackberry brandy
3/4 cup club soda
1 cup tart cherry juice (lots of antioxidants here!)
1 cup pitted red cherries
1/2 cup sliced strawberries

Combine all ingredients in a glass pitcher or decanter (check out my favorite here).  Place in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours prior to serving. Serve over ice!

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