How do you feel about this drink (with chunks of stewed fruit)? Do you drink it? Do you make it? Did you grow up with it? I find it's a great alternative to store bought drinks and juices: you control how sweet to make it, and it's a great way to use up "old and ugly" fruit--especially apples, plums, and quinces.
I also grew up with my grandmother making it with whole cherries, and it was considered to be kind of "dessert soup" eaten/drunk hot.