If you live in the South — and especially in North Carolina — you know Cheerwine is a big deal. For those missing out, its a magical cherry soda reminiscent of Dr. Pepper, and apparently it tastes great in sangria.
At least, that’s according to celebrity chef Alton Brown.
On a recent visit to a Durham, N.C., tapas restaurant, the “Cutthroat Kitchen” star was so inspired by the Cheerwine sangria they served that he hacked his own recipe from memory.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 4 ounces triple sec
- 2 ounces brandy
- 1 teaspoon cherry bitters
- 4 ounces frozen peaches, chopped
- 4 ounces frozen mango, chopped
- 1 small lemon, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 small lime, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 (12 ounce) bottles Cheerwine, chilled
Find the full recipe on AltonBrown.com.
If you live in a place that doesn’t know the magic of Cheerwine yet, you can order it on Amazon.