TGIF friends! Let’s toast out this week with a glass of watermelon sangria, shall we?
It has been one hectic week on my front and I wish I had a pitcher of this in my fridge for the weekend. We celebrated the baby’s first birthday this past weekend. Can you believe it?? He is ONE!! We had a small gathering of friends and family at our house and he had a great time showing off his new walking skills. I will share his cake and some birthday pictures next week with you but for now, let’s focus on this watermelon sangria.
There is just one month left of the summer. Can you believe it?? Where did time go? Needless to say, we need to maximize our watermelon eating before they go away. Making these watermelon mint popsicles or these watermelon mojito coolers will help you out on this venture. And if you like a refreshing cocktail for a warm afternoon, then try this sangria. It will NOT disappoint you. It’s sweet (a good bottle of Rose does that), refreshing and perfect for any hot summer day.
I hope you give this watermelon sangria a try before the end of summer.
- 6-8 cups watermelon, cut in large chunks (about one small watermelon), plus 1 cup cubed for serving
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 bottle dry white wine or rose, cold
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 cup raspberries, for serving
- Ice, for serving
- Fresh mint, for garnish
Combine 6-8 cups of watermelon and vodka in your KitchenAid® Diamond Blender and purée until smooth.
Strain the mixture into a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir and add the wine, orange juice, triple sec, orange and lime slices. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight in your KitchenAid® Multi-Door Refrigerator.
When ready to serve, add in the fresh watermelon cubes and raspberries. Serve over ice in a glass and garnish with fresh mint.
This post is sponsored by Kitchenaid. As usual, all opinions are 100% mine.
Happy Birthday to your little guy!! & I seriously don’t know where the time has gone this year! I haven’t even had a watermelon yet, so summer can’t be coming to a close!! 🙁 I have to hurry up and get one so I can try this refreshing drink!
Time is flying too fast!
Wow, one already?! Geez. It feels like yesterday when your little guy was born. Ours is 8.5 months now. He’s just starting to crawl and that’s made our life a whole lot different than before. Haha! Today he managed to crawl over and put one of the dog toys in his mouth. Let’s just say Mom and Dad need a pitcher of this sangria in the fridge at all times! 🙂
Right? he is one. I can’t believe yours is crawling already. Oieee!! So fun! Prepare for the trouble of running soon 🙂
sounds so refreshing! i can’t believe summer is almost over. so sad…and not just because i’ll have to return to work. haha, guess i’ll have to make the most of the next month!
I know 🙁
Happy birthday to your sweet lil man! Can’t believe he’s one already! This summer is seriously flying by way too fast! Love this pretty sangria! Looks so refreshing and perfect way to use up all the watermelon we have!
I’m sure that was a wonderful birthday celebration for little Elliot! I agree. That year did fly by! Love this watermelon sangria Zainab! Perfect summer cocktail!
It did fly by!
Awww happy belated birthday to your precious little man!! I hope you guys had the best first birthday for him!! And I hope you had a few of these watermelon sangrias as you celebrated! 😉 Such a pretty cocktail, Zainab and the flavor is totally on point! I could use a pitcher of this right now.. because Monday. AND it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right?! Cheers, girlfriend!
What a great drink for summer!
Oh my word, this looks amazing! I need a nice big glass of this. And happy birthday to the big boy! Nadia is starting kindergarten… time just flies, doesn’t it?
Happy birthday to your little man! Mama must be busy planning all the yummy good stuff for his birthday and this watermelon sangria is a perfect excuse for this hot Summer days!
What a huge milestone! How perfect to have a little gathering, some light drinks, and enjoy the moment. All the best to you!
I have never thought to combine watermelon with wine but I think this sounds fantastic! Rose is a great choice 😊
Thanks Allie! It is so refreshing.