Watermelon Sangria

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Watermelon Sangria is fresh, fruity and perfect for your next BBQ or girls night!

I made this recipe for my friend Sara’s bachelorette party.  We were doing a bicycle wine tour in Niagara on the Lake and needed some refreshments for the ride, so I filled a few Gatorade bottles up with this yummy Watermelon Sangria.  Needless to say, the ride was a little more wobbly and a lot more fun!

Here’s what you’ll need…

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 1st step:  Blend watermelon until it is liquid consistency (I did this in batches) …

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2nd step:  Pour watermelon juice through a mesh strainer to separate the pulp and seeds from the juice …

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3rd step:  The fun part … well, besides DRINKING it!   Mixing in the alcohol …

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 4th step:  Add diced fruit and mix it all up …
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5th step:  Refrigerate for 4 hours (or longer).

6th step:  Serve and enjoy with some good music and great friends!
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 INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups cubed watermelon (if you want a stronger watermelon flavor, use up to 9 cups)
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine (I used Jacob’s Creek Moscato)
  • 1 cup vodka
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • 1-3 cups cubed seeded watermelon (to taste)
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced or quartered
  • 1 apple, diced

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place 6 cups of watermelon cubes in a blender    Blend on high until very smooth
  • Strain juice through a mesh strainer into a large pitcher
  • Pour the wine, vodka, and triple sec into the pitcher
  • Stir to combine
  • Mix the remaining 1-3 cups of watermelon cubes, lemon and apple into the sangria
  • Chill for 4 hours before serving (I chilled overnight)
  • TIP:  I used lemon and apple because that’s what I had on-hand.  Use whatever fruit you have handy.  The recipe I adapted this from suggested blueberries, limes and oranges.

Cheers!

~ Jackie

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