Cherry Orange Sangria | How to be Awesome on$20 a Day

Cherry Orange Sangria

Cherry Orange Sangria | How to be Awesome on$20 a Day

People have been so nice to me since I left the hospital. They keep bringing me fruit and red wine. It’s just so sweet! #facepalm

It’s cheese and riesing, kids. Or brownies and milk. Or a cheeseburger and a really cold cider. That’s my jam. 

Still, I’m not complaining. I’m tremendously grateful for all the love and support I received both while I was in the hospital and during this annoyingly long recovery. And if that love comes in the form of alcohol, I’m definitely going to find a way to make the most of it. Let’s make sangria, kids.

Cherry Orange Sangria | How to be Awesome on$20 a Day

Sangria equals summer, am I right? Throw some fruit in some wine, maybe a dash of extra booze. It’s all so pretty and festive. You have a whole pitcher stashed in your fridge to sip on throughout the day. It’s like an instant party.

This particular sangria starts with a sliced orange, as many cherries as you can stand to pit, a bottle of red wine goes in (I used zinfandel because that’s what I had, but I think something a bit lighter would have also been nice), then you add some maraschino liqueur, stir it up, and let it all hang out for a while. I did this part the night before. 

When you’re ready to serve, I like to add some club soda to the mix for a hint of sparkle. If you’re a red wine fan, you could probably stop right there. If you don’t love red wine, and we don’t, add some orange juice to your glass, as much as you need to make it awesome. And don’t forget to freeze any extra cherries to keep your drink cool.

Cherry Orange Sangria | How to be Awesome on$20 a Day

See? We can always find a way to make things awesome. When life gives you red wine and cherries, make sangria. It’s the only sensible soluion.

Cherry Orange Sangria
Serves 8
Crisp and fruity Cherry Orange Sangria to liven up your summer.
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 orange, sliced
  2. 1-2 cups cherries, pitted
  3. 1 bottle of red wine
  4. 1/2 cup maraschino liqueur
  5. 1 cup club soda
  6. Orange juice to taste
Instructions
  1. Add your oranges and cherries to a large pitcher. Pour over the wine and the liqueur, and give it a good stir. You can let this hang out in the fridge for a few hours to chill and let the fruit and wine get to know each other. If you're in a hurry, just add ice to each glass as you serve.
  2. Before serving, stir in the club soda. Pour over ice and/or frozen cherries. Add orange juice to taste.
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Cherry Berry Cocktail | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Cherry Berry Cocktail

Cherry Berry Cocktail | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

It seems my mind is still lingering in dinner party day dreams. Lovely photos of lovely tables with pretty dishes and pretty drinks. An Anthropologie wonderland where everyone’s hair is perfect, grill marks are always straight, fireflies arrive on cue, and glasses are never empty. Do you think Ina Garten ever gets mosquito bites?

Tablescapes have never been my forte. I have the dishes I have, and you eat off of them or you don’t. Occasionally, though, I get the urge to get just a little bit fancy. 

Cherry Berry Cocktail | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I created this cherry berry dessert cocktail using some pretty little glasses I found at a thrift store. I made use of the maraschino cherry liqueur we picked up back in our World Cup international booze frenzy and paired it with a mixed berry Italian soda on sale at my grocery store.

I was inspired by a vintage cocktail called an Angel’s Tit to add whipped cream and a cherry which has a slightly naughty connotation. Really, though, I’m in it for the whipped cream. The drink is definitely sweet. A small glass is all you’ll need. It’s also got a hint of sourness from the cherry liqueur. Serve it after dinner while you’re feeling tipsy but not sloppy. You’ll feel very Scott and Zelda.

Cherry Berry Cocktail | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

It occurs to me this combination would also make an outstanding ice cream float. Get pretty. Get happy.

Cherry Berry Cocktail
Serves 1
A fruity little glass of sweetness that packs a hidden punch, this Cherry Berry Cocktail is just the thing when you're feeling a little bit fancy.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 ounce maraschino liqueur
  2. 1 ounce mixed berry soda (or enough to fill your glass)
  3. Whipped cream
  4. 1 maraschino cherry
Instructions
  1. Pour your maraschino liqueur into a small cocktail glass. Top it up with the berry soda and stir gently. Top with whipped cream and a cherry and sip and smile.
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Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

Pimm’s and Cherry Lemonade plus World Cup Cocktails

 

 

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

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My husband has been counting the minutes until the World Cup in Brazil. We’ve been watching a bit of football lately (if I call it soccer, I can expect to see divorce papers), and it’s all about to get much more intense. There can be no question that we’re supporting England, and luckily, they don’t play the US this time. As long as I don’t cheer too much for my own team, I think we’ll make it through the next four years.

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

I don’t actually know much about football, but I do know that watching sports is an excellent excuse for drinking. It’s Geoff’s goal to drink a beer from each country during each match, which is already proving challenging, but since I don’t drink beer, I need to be prepared with a go to cocktail that will get me in the spirit. 

I chose Pimm’s and lemonade (that’s Sprite in American) for my team cocktail since it seems like that’s what all the English girls drink in the summer. I also added a bit of syrup from the maraschino cherry jar to sweeten the deal. I could definitely drink these all day. I doubt you’re supposed to drink them while watching sports, but I don’t usually pay much attention to what you’re supposed to do. 

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

Will you be watching the World Cup this year? What team are you supporting? And most importantly, what will you be drinking while you do it? 

Pimm's and Cherry Lemonade
Serves 1
A lovely summer cocktail for cheering on the English football team.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. ice
  2. 1 jigger (1.5 ounces) Pimm's liqueur
  3. About a cup of lemon lime soda
  4. 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry syrup
  5. a lemon wedge and a cherry for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill a tall glass (12 ounces) with plenty of ice. Add your jigger of Pimm's and top it up with lemonade, that's Sprite to Americans, then stir in the cherry syrup. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a cherry, and sip away while your team scores many goals.
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 For the opening match, why not try a Caipirinha for Team Brazil or this cherry cocktail for Team Croatia. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out what we’re drinking during the World Cup. Go England!

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