sangría de sandía

Watermelon sangria: the drink of the summer

When the summer heat hits, there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold and delicious drink. Watermelon sangria is the perfect choice for your summer get-togethers, combining the juicy sweetness of watermelon with a touch of wine and fresh fruits. Not only is this drink easy to make, but it also adds a splash of colour and flavour to any party. Let’s learn how to make this fantastic watermelon sangria!

Ingredients for this fresh recipe:

To prepare this refreshing watermelon sangria you will need the following ingredients:

  • Watermelon: One medium watermelon, seeded and diced.
  • White or rosé wine: A bottle (750 ml) of your favourite white or rosé wine.
  • Vodka or watermelon liqueur (optional): 1/4 cup for an extra kick.
  • Lemon juice: The juice of two lemons.
  • Orange juice: The juice of an orange.
  • Fresh fruit: slices of lemon, orange and strawberries to add to taste.
  • Mint leaves: A handful of fresh mint leaves.
  • Sparkling water or lemon soda: For a fizzy touch.
  • Sugar or agave syrup: To taste, to sweeten.

Watermelon sangria recipe

  1. Prepare the watermelon: Start by cutting the watermelon into small cubes. Then, place half of the watermelon cubes in a blender and blend them into a smooth puree. Strain the puree to remove any pulp and reserve the juice.
  2. Mix the liquid ingredients: In a large pitcher, combine the white or rosé wine with the watermelon juice, vodka or watermelon liqueur (if using), lemon juice and orange juice. Mix well so that all the flavours are integrated.
  3. Add the fruit: Add the remaining watermelon cubes and the lemon, orange and strawberry slices to the pitcher. These fruits not only add flavour, but also make the sangria look spectacular.
  4. Sweeten to taste: Add sugar or agave syrup to taste. Mix well so that the sweetener is completely dissolved in the liquid.
  5. Chill: Place the jug in the fridge and allow the mixture to rest for at least 2 hours. This will allow the flavours to blend and the drink to cool properly.
  6. Serve with ice and mint: Just before serving, add a little sparkling water or lemon soda to the pitcher to give it a fizzy twist. Serve the sangria in glasses filled with ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Final advice

Watermelon sangria is a versatile drink that you can adapt to your taste. Try different fruit combinations and adjust the sweetness level to suit your preferences. This drink is also perfect to prepare in advance, making it an ideal choice for your summer parties and get-togethers.

Dare to prepare this watermelon sangria and enjoy the summer with this refreshing and delicious drink!