There’s not too many things more refreshing than watermelon when it’s really hot out and this sangria knocks it out of the park. I made it from a couple of recipes I found on the internet. Here’s my take on both, which are at the bottom of this post.
I used a dry rose instead of white wine. If you want to avoid adding sugar, you could use a sweeter rose (or white). Next time I’ll probably do that. Additionally, letting it sit at least 4 hours prior to serving makes a big difference. We had some immediately after making it and it was ok, however, the next afternoon, amazing!
12 cups cubed watermelon
1 bottle rose (if you don’t want to use sugar, use a sweeter rose)
1 cup (or less) of vodka
1/2 cup triple sec
Juice from 1 lime
Juice from 1 large orange
1/2 cup of simple syrup (or to taste) (How to make)
1 cup of fresh blueberries
1 orange quartered
1 lime quartered
1/2 cup of strawberries, muddled
Seltzer water (if you can find it, get the Watermelon Lime sparkling water)
- Place 9 cups of watermelon in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Strain through a mesh strainer into a large pitcher
- Mix in remaining ingredients
- Chill for 4 hours before serving
Mix evenly with sparkling water to serve. Some other variations on this that I haven’t tried but will, is mixing in mint or jalapeno with it. Depending on what you’re craving, the recipe can be varied.