Summer Sangria is a must for Summer. I recently made this Watermelon Strawberry Citrus Sangria by Joy the Baker, and it was a hit! Loved by all! I even made popsicles! I’m having this sangria at my daughter’s 1st birthday this Saturday. The adults will definitely be doing the “happy dance”. This stuff is perfection in a pitcher! I will forever use this at all my future Summer parties.
Here’s the recipe…
Watermelon Strawberry Citrus Sangria
makes a big bunch
4 cups watermelon juice, from one small watermelon
1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 bottle Rose wine, not too sweet is best
1 cup vodka (didn’t use)
1 cup Contreau
juice of 2 oranges
juice of 1 lime
1 orange sliced
1 lime sliced
Slice a watermelon into large chunks. Reserve a few smaller chunks for the sangria jar and for garnish. Blend watermelon chunks with a handful of sliced strawberries until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to blend the fruit in two batches. Strain fruit juice through a fine mesh strainer and into a large measuring cup. You’ll need about 4 cups of watermelon/strawberry juice.
In a large container stir together, watermelon/strawberry juice, wine, vodka, limoncello, orange juice, and lime juice. Stir in the remaining sliced strawberries, a few watermelon chunks, sliced oranges, and sliced lime. Chill thoroughly before serving. Serve over ice.