Liz’s Watermelon Sangria

Liz’s Watermelon Sangria is a cool, refreshing take on the classic Spanish Sangria.  This drink is traditionally made using red wine and brandy, for which I substituted a sparkling white wine, vodka, and triple sec.  These ingredients compliment the citrus and watermelon juices to create a light and fruity summer drink!  This is perfect for a cook out, pool-side drinks, block parties, and whatever else you can think of! This is also a great recipe to make ahead for a party – as the Sangria needs at least 2 hours to chill.
 
 
Ingredients: (makes about 2.5 liters)
 
1 lime
1 lemon
1 orange
2 lbs of watermelon
1 bottle of sparkling white wine
1/2 cup triple sec
1/2 cup vodka
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
 
Begin a citrus simple syrup at least one day before you wish to make and serve the Sangria. Cut the lemon, lime, and orange in half. 
 
 
Save one half to be sliced and added to the sangria.  Peel the other half and remove as much of the pith as possible. 
 
 
 
 
Combine the water, fruit peels, and sugar and heat over medium until sugar is dissolved.  Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.  Remove the simple syrup from the heat and allow to cool.  Refrigerate for one day before use – this can be stored for up to 30 days.
 
 
To make the sangria, first break down the watermelon into cubes.
 
 
Puree the cubed watermelon in a blender or food processor.
 
Strain the blended watermelon to remove any large pieces.
 
In a large pitcher, combine the watermelon juice and sparkling white wine.  Add 1/2 cup of vodka, 1/2 cup of triple sec, and 1/2 cup of citrus simple syrup.  Add the slices of orange, lemon, and lime.  Refrigerate for two hours before serving.
 
Garnish with some balled watermelon or mint!
 
 
 
-Chef Hallie
 
Liz's Watermelon Sangria
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lime
  2. 1 lemon
  3. 1 orange
  4. 2 lbs of watermelon
  5. 1 bottle of sparkling white wine
  6. 1/2 cup triple sec
  7. 1/2 cup vodka
  8. 1 cup sugar
  9. 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Begin a citrus simple syrup at least one day before you wish to make and serve the Sangria. Cut the lemon, lime, and orange in half.
  2. Save one half to be sliced and added to the sangria. Peel the other half and remove as much of the pith as possible.
  3. Combine the water, fruit peels, and sugar and heat over medium until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the simple syrup from the heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate for one day before use - this can be stored for up to 30 days.
  4. To make the sangria, first break down the watermelon into cubes.
  5. Puree the cubed watermelon in a blender or food processor.
  6. Strain the blended watermelon to remove any large pieces.
  7. In a large pitcher, combine the watermelon juice and sparkling white wine. Add 1/2 cup of vodka, 1/2 cup of triple sec, and 1/2 cup of citrus simple syrup. Add the slices of orange, lemon, and lime. Refrigerate for two hours before serving.
  8. Garnish with some balled watermelon or mint!
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