Episode 74: The Ugliest Guidestones in Georgia // Hail Marija

Patrice, Marleah, and Bartender Courtney drink Holiday Leftovers Sangria and talk shitty monument design, secret identities, apparitions, and Mary cherries.

The Ugliest Guidestones in Georgia //

A mysterious man representing a secret society has a project for the Monument Capital of the World (or probably just the SouthEast). Who is he? What does he & his group want? Aliens? Cult? Alien cult? or……

Hail Marija //

How a Catholic pilgrimage site called Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina sprouted a pseudo-Catholic cult called Caritas outside Birmingham, AL.

Shoutouts!

EPISODE DRINK:

Holiday Leftovers Sangria

By Bartender Courtney

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 C brandied cherry juice – see instructions below
  • 12 or more of the brandied cherries
  • 1/4 C Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail
  • 10 of the cocktail’s cranberries
  • 1/4 C Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • 1 orange, sliced, with peel
  • 1 lime, sliced, with peel
  • 1 pear, cored and sliced, with peel
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bottle red wine – we used Cabernet Sauvignon

PREPARATION

  1. Mix everything in a giant jar and let it sit at least several hours, at most several days, before serving. We waited a week for ours so it did get a tad bitter because of the orange and lime peels, but it was stellar on day 2.

For Brandied Cherries

  • 1 lb fresh bing cherries
  • 1 C water
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 C brandy
  1. Warm water and sugar in saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add cherries and let simmer for about 2 minutes.
  3. Poke cherries with a toothpick.
  4. Remove cherries to a glass jar or heat-tolerant container.
  5. Turn off stove. Add brandy and whisk.
  6. Pour sauce over cherries.
  7. Cover and refrigerate at least one day. These can be stored in the fridge for months or sealed (canned) and stored in a cool place for even longer!
Not into this one? Try something else in our Episode Drink List!
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