Watermelon Sangria Recipe

Happy Hour: Watermelon Sangria

One of my favorite online pastimes is browsing recipes. Not just any recipes, but appetizers and pitcher drinks (yes, I am obsessed with cocktail parties). Since I'm partial to certain recipe databases, when I come across a preparation I've never seen before, like this watermelon sangria, I'm super excited. As I read it, getting more and more giddy by the minute, I wondered, how had I never seen it before? I went through the recipe rolodex in my brain.
There was nothing labeled watermelon sangria. I sent a link with the recipe to YumSugar asking her if it looked familiar. She had not seen it either. Thus, I made it the following day and received rave reviews. It was so refreshing and easy to drink that I made it again. And again. No joke, this watermelon sangria is my new favorite recipe! It's fruity, cooling, and addictive. Want to learn how it's done? Get the method now.

Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria Recipe 2010-07-15 12:35:29

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

Serves 8.

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 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.






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