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Watermelon Sangria

I have been really loving watermelon this season.  I have been loving it so much that more than once I have eaten an entire watermelon in one week.   Something about the sweetness, freshness, coolness, crispness, and color are so appealing. It is such a pleasant fruit!

A few weeks ago I came across a recipe for Watermelon Sangria in one of Tosca Reno’s clean eating cookbooks and it could not have been better timing. I have been really digging the mocktail lately and pair that with being super hot and thirsty all of the time and it was as if this drink was created just for me!

Note #1: If you prefer a cocktail to a mocktail add one bottle of dry sparkling white wine in place of the seltzer.

Note#2: If watermelon isn’t your thing, give POM-gria a try! (That’s pomegranate sangria!)

Watermelon Sangria:

  • Half of one large fresh watermelon, rind removed and cut into chunks
  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle of peach flavored seltzer

In a food processor, puree watermelon chunks in batches. Over a bowl strain each batch of watermelon liquid through a mesh strainer. Dispose of pulp.  Pour the watermelon juice into a large pitcher.  Add lime and orange slices and stir. Refrigerate until completely chilled.  Add seltzer just prior to serving.

Adapted from recipe found in Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Cookbook.

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