Sweet Summer Sangria

September 15, 2011 § 1 Comment

Sangria (Spanish: Sangría) is a wine punch typical of Argentina, Uruguay, Spain and Portugal. It normally consists of a wine, chopped fruit, and a sweetener.  Some people like to add brandy to it but I like to add club soda for a little bubble. 

I created this specific sangria recipe because I had a ton of watermelon and needed something to do with it.  It turned out so good that I wanted to share it with you.

Sangria is truly one of the best summer drinks around and should be enjoyed with friends on your back patio.   Make this and call over your neighbors for an end of summer visit.  They’ll be so happy you did.

Sweet Summer Sangria

  • 3 cups of watermelon, cubed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup fine granulated sugar (depends on how sweet your watermelon is)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 3-4 cups club soda

In a small sauce pan, combine orange juice and sugar.  Heat over low until sugar has completely dissolved into the juice.  Cool.  Take 2 cups of the watermelon and blend it up in a blender.  Pour the watermelon juice into a pitcher along with the sweetened orange juice.  Add the wine, remaining cup of cubed watermelon and sliced fruit.  Chill in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.  Once chilled, add the club soda.  Pour over ice and drink up.

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