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Medjool Date Sangria Cocktail

medjool date sangria cocktail

Take your sangria up a notch with Natural Delights®. Our naturally sweet Medjool dates perfectly compliment the fruits, wine, brandy, and spices.


  • 1/4 cup Medjool date syrup (see Related Links below)
  • 1/4 cup Brandy
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle Pinot Noir (or your favorite red wine)
  • 2 cups Bing cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 white flesh peaches, sliced thin
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme (more for garnish)
  • 4 small fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup cold club soda (if you like your Sangria a little sweeter, try diet 7-up)


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the Medjool date syrup, brandy, wine, cherries, strawberries and sprigs of thyme. Let macerate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  2. Remove pitcher from the refrigerator, add the peaches and gently stir.
  3. Layer 2 large wine glasses or glass tumblers with ice, and a spoon-full of the fruit. Fill each glass with wine and a splash of club soda (or diet 7-up) and garnish each glass with a piece of fresh thyme and the small basil leaf. Now relax, enjoy and repeat.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.