Watermelon Sangria: Fresh watermelon and lime juice are mixed up with crisp white wine and seltzer water for a Summer Sangria.
Have you ever bought a watermelon too large for your family to eat?
Or maybe you purchased one that was just not as sweet as you hoped for?
Well, I have been there many, many times. And you all know that I REFUSE to waste food.
So just what can you do with excess watermelon?
I guess it just depends on your audience, huh?
A girls night definetly calls for this Sangria. A family party calls for the Virgin Watermelon Lime Aqua Fresca. Or depending on the dynamics of your extended famly, a glass of sangria my be in order 😉
A classic sangria is mixed fruit, wine, seltzer, simple syrup, and an added liquor.
This is NOT classic. I know that.
Watermelon “Sangria” is a delightful way to use up watermelon. It is fresh and light and bright due to fresh lime juice.
I did not simple syrup, because I found the drink to be sweet enough.
Let me tell you, a glass of this sangria with my feet up on my back porch, is a perfect slice of summer!
- 9 cups fresh watermelon diced
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 bottle dry white wine
- 1/4 cup triple sec optional
- 1 liter plain seltzer water
- 1 pint blueberries
Set aside 2 cups diced watermelon.
Blend the remaining 7 cups of watermelon until smooth. Strain through mesh strainer to remove any seeds or pulp.
Add reserved 2 cups of watermelon, pint of blueberries, fresh watermelon juice, triple sec if using and wine to large pitcher. Stir to incorporate.
Chill for 2-4 hours.
Before serving, stir again and then pour in seltzer water.
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