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Peaches and plums and cherries… oh my! We’re in peak stone fruit season, aka my favorite time of year. Peaches and nectarines are juicy and flavorful, dark cherries can be found at every produce stand and plums fill the fruit baskets on my kitchen counters. When it comes to fruit, it really doesn’t get much better than stone fruit in the summertime. I’ve been putting it into as many recipes as I can, and when I got a bottle of Cherry House wine from our local wine club, I knew I had to make a stone fruit sangria recipe.

I made it to bring to a girls night at a friends house, but I should’ve doubled the recipe because it was gone in less than 30 minutes! It turned out so good. This stone fruit sangria is full of delicious fruit that soaks up some of the yummy sangria. Once the sangria was gone, all the girls were snacking on the sangria infused stone fruit and adding it to their glasses of wine. All the fruit was completely gone by the end of the night!

Pair it with: Peach and Cherry Crostini: The Perfect Summer Appetizer

We're in peak stone fruit season, my favorite time of year. I've been putting it in as many recipes as I can like this Stone Fruit Sangria! This stone fruit sangria is so good! It's full of delicious fruit that soaks up some of the yummy sangria, so once the sangria is gone, you still have sangria infused stone fruit to snack on... um, yes please! It combines red wine, bourbon, cherry juice and lots of stone fruit for the perfect summertime sangria. Get the full recipe on the blog at kirstenturk.com

Making the Stone Fruit Sangria

For this sangria recipe, you need all the stone fruit you can get your hands on! Only joking (kind of)… but there is a lot because it’s just so yummy to eat with the sangria.

I used two peaches, one nectarine, five cherry plums and about a cup and a half of pitted cherries. I used both dark cherries and rainier cherries in this recipe, but you can use whatever kind you have on hand. If you’re buying cherries specifically for this recipe, I recommend going with the dark cherries if you’re only using one variety. For the plums, if you can’t find cherry plums, regular plums work here too. You can just use two or three instead.

Don’t worry about the fruit being perfect. This is actually a great way to use your bruised and not as pretty fruit!

Now that we’ve got a pitcher full of delicious stone fruit, it’s time for the liquid. I used a bottle of Villa Creek Cherry House Red because it’s delicious, and I thought it would be fitting for this stone fruit sangria. However, any dry red blend will work.

To that I added a half cup of pure tart cherry juice and a half cup of bourbon. I added two ounces of agave, which doesn’t make it too sweet and balances it out nicely.

Give it a mix and allow it to chill in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours. This will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Summertime Stone Fruit Sangria with Bourbon

This stone fruit sangria is so good! It’s full of delicious fruit that soaks up some of the yummy sangria, so once the sangria is gone, you still have sangria infused stone fruit to snack on… um, yes please! It combines red wine, bourbon, cherry juice and lots of stone fruit for the perfect summertime sangria. This recipe can easily be doubled (see notes for details!) 

  • Author: Kirsten Turk
  • Category: Cocktails

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 nectarine
  • 2 peaches
  • 5 cherry plums or 23 regular plums
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted cherries*
  • 1 bottle or 750 ml dry red wine blend like Cherry House Red
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) bourbon
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) pure tart cherry juice
  • 2 oz agave

Instructions

  1. Slice and remove the pits from the peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries
  2. Add all your sliced stone fruit to a large pitcher
  3. Pour in the bourbon, tart cherry juice, agave and wine
  4. Stir and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you double this recipe, you don’t need to double the fruit– you can just double the liquids and it will be just as good!
  • This will keep in the fridge 2-3 days
  • Be sure to skewer the fruit and give it a try– it’s so good infused with the sangria!

Keywords: sangria, stone fruit sangria, summertime sangria

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Now grab some friends, clink your glasses and soak in these warm summer nights. Fall is just around the corner! Cheers!

We're in peak stone fruit season, my favorite time of year. I've been putting it in as many recipes as I can like this Stone Fruit Sangria! This stone fruit sangria is so good! It's full of delicious fruit that soaks up some of the yummy sangria, so once the sangria is gone, you still have sangria infused stone fruit to snack on... um, yes please! It combines red wine, bourbon, cherry juice and lots of stone fruit for the perfect summertime sangria. Get the full recipe on the blog at kirstenturk.com
Summertime Stone Fruit Sangria Recipe with Bourbon featuring peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries | Get the recipe on the blog at kirstenturk.com

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