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Watermelon Sangria

photo-11   Watermelon Sangria? Hello! Seriously, does anything sound better than Watermelon Sangria on a hot mid-August summer day? The answer is no - just say no. This is one of the most refreshing, light fun summer drinks you will ever make. And we love the variety of fruit you can add...whatever you're feeling like is the right choice. So, have a party! Come on, summer isn't going to be here forever! Get a move on, make this and then invite some friends over and ...... chill. photo-9


2 pounds seedless watermelon, peeled and cubed, plus 1/2 pound 1 bottle dry white wine 6 ounces vodka 4 ounces Cointreau or other triple sec 4 ounces Citrus Syrup, recipe below Ice + any assorted fruit you might want to add!!


  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon cubes. Pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher.
  2. Add the white wine, vodka, Cointreau and Citrus Syrup. Stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Stir again, then pour the sangria into ice-filled white wine glasses and garnish with the skewered watermelon balls. We like to also freeze watermelon balls and add to the Sangria, keeps it cold!
Serves 8 photo-6   Citrus Syrup 6 ounces simple syrup One 2-inch lemon zest strip One 2-inch orange zest strip
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the Simple Syrup  (see below) to a boil. Remove from the heat and add lemon and orange zest strips.
  2. Let cool, then refrigerate overnight. Strain the syrup into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
Makes 6 ounces. Simple Syrup 2 cups sugar 1 cup water
  1. Put one cup of water in a small saucepan.
  2. Add two cups of sugar.
  3. Heat to a boil while stirring.
  4. Reduce heat and continue to stir until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Cool to room temperature.

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