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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12 Responses

  1. I love this idea! I’ve been eating watermelon nearly every this summer.

  2. This looks really good!

  3. You know what else would be great as a sangria mocktail – tea. I’ve actually been thinking about whipping one up as I have some AWESOME hibiscus apple tea in the pantry that I just bought. I was thinking how fun it would be as a wine cocktail alternative. Watermelon sounds like a yummy twist as well.

  4. Mmm, this sounds so refreshing and I love your peach seltzer idea too since it jazzes it up even more!

  5. This looks perfectly refreshing and it’s so pretty, too! It’s Friday, so maybe I should make it and add in that sparkling wine 🙂 Hope you’re doing well!!

  6. My mouth is watering looking at this Sangria! I am going to try to make it… thanks for sharing! Yum! Miss you Kitchenbelle!

  7. Kelly–That is a fantastic idea!
    Beth–I miss you too! See you this weekend! 🙂

  8. Rae, Wendy, Kerstin and Sues: Let me know how it goes if you give it a try! 🙂

  9. oh wow, this is right up my alley. before i left for vacation i was eating a watermelon in 4 days. by myself. 🙂

  10. I made the Sangria and it was a BIG hit! I made it with the sparkling wine and it was simply delicious!

  11. Where have you been my dear. I was going through my google reader the other day and thought surely I must be doing wrong as I hadn’t seen another post from you. I’m glad I came back through because I forgot to bookmark this recipe and think it could be perfect for brunch/lunch get together I am going to on Saturday.

    As a sidebar, I’m a finalist in a recipe contest! I’d love your support. To vote, see my video here: http://bit.ly/bXKr5j and then click that you “like it.” (Note that you will have to log into your youtube account to vote and if you don’t have one, you’ll have to create one. I promise it only takes a minute!) If nothing else you get to see me look awkward on video. Why I agreed to do something that involved being on camera I will never know. :-S

  12. Found your blog via Twitter and already love it! 🙂

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