The Cheesecake Factory’s Sangria Recipe Is Perfect for Your Next Virtual Happy Hour

If you're looking to take your next socially distanced happy hour to the next level, you're in luck, because The Cheesecake Factory has just shared its recipe for red sangria. so cute! Summer is coming! This is your excuse to buy a beautiful pitcher!

For those of you unfamiliar with sangria, my sincerest apologies. It's like Jungle Juice's more refined cousin. She pays the bills. Her inbox is zero. Sangria exudes the energy of our collective pursuit. This drink from Cheesecake Factory is boozy, sweet, and a twist on the classic sangria. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make The Cheesecake Factory’s Red Sangria.

  • orange slices
  • cut pineapple
  • cut apple
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Riesling
  • spiced rum
  • soda water
  • Simple syrup (Helpful tip: You can infuse simple syrup with anything. Lemon simple syrup helps cut through some of the sweetness and its acidity.)
  • Cranberry juice
  • Mango or guava juice
  • Passion juice (you can also use any frozen tropical juice concentrate)
  • Cinnamon

The Cheesecake Factory even provides tips on how to cut and properly prepare the fruit. Is this a bit too much for an orange? Maybe, but instructions on how to cut a fresh pineapple are necessary. (Basically, you need a sharp knife and some skills.) From there, it's just assembly and some patience. After mixing all the ingredients (except soda water) into the pitcher, the Cheesecake Factory recipe recommends that you store the sangria base in the refrigerator for about 12 hours. Plan ahead. While you're slicing fruit for breakfast, chop some more to make sangria. Once cool and set, add the sangria base to the glass/tub of your choice, sprinkle a splash of soda on top and add a spoonful of fruit for a healthy touch/garnish.

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This red sangria recipe is far from the first menu item The Cheesecake Factory has shared. In April, during the height of the pandemic quarantine, they shared a Chinese chicken salad recipe, a lemon ricotta pancake recipe, and a warm crab and artichoke dip. Essentially, they serve you a delicious and delicious brunch feast. (Yes, artichoke dip works as a brunch item. If White Claw is for brunch, then anything is.)

There’s really no wrong way to make sangria. Enjoy it while you try the Cheesecake Factory's Tuscan Chicken recipe. Pair it with two new flavors from The Cheesecake Factory: Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake and Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake. Serve sangria with one of Cheesecake Factory's breakfast tacos to round out your brunch menu. Place some alcohol-soaked fruit on top of your yogurt of choice and call it a parfait. Everyone has their own sangria.