Watermelon Sangria Recipe
Now that watermelon season is in full swing, why not try something new with this sweet and juicy fruit? Instead of eating it, try drinking it! This Watermelon Sangria is perfect for summer gatherings.
Simply scoop out the flesh of a watermelon, add some white wine, and voila! You've got a delicious, tasty drink that will surely impress your guests.
Any bottle of wine will perfectly make this cocktail a summertime favorite, but Moscato, in particular, will hold everything better. Moscato is a delicious wine with a slight fizz and reviving nectarine, peach, and orange flavors. It's the perfect wine to match the watermelon's sweetness.
1 Large watermelon
1 bottle of White wine, chilled
2 cups White rum
1 cup Seltzer
1/3 cup Lime juice (from about 6 limes)
2 Limes, thinly sliced
2 cups Assorted fresh or frozen fruit, such as pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries
Slice off the top third of the watermelon lengthwise and score the fruit with a knife.
Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop out watermelon and put it into the blender.
Blend watermelon until smooth. You can strain the seeds if you want.
Add white wine, rum, seltzer, and lime juice.
Stir until combined, then add limes and fruit.
Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours, then serve.