Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

A sweet, refreshing, and satisfying Strawberry Watermelon Sangria with the perfect hints of mint and tang of orange liqueur. 

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

In December 2015, I shared a holiday sangria recipe that broke the internet.

Okay, totally kidding. But, it was the most popular post I’d shared (until this one). I had a giant spike in traffic, my Pinterest went insane, all because of this sangria. And seriously, I wasn’t even planning on sharing it…

I made that sangria for a Christmas party at my sister’s house, and decided to take some photos of it the night I made it because it was actually really yummy. So I thought, “maybe I’ll share this”.  Just like I explained in this post, my best recipes are always unplanned.

And ever since I shared that sangria, I’ve been dying to share another one. Now that the sun is shining, we’re brushing the dust off of our swimsuits, and heating up the barbecue, I figured a refreshing, Summer sangria was the way to go.

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

It seems as though every time the seasons change, I am so ready for whichever season is upon us. Now that Summer is near, I am so ready for Summer. I’m thinking about beach days, cold watermelon, tan lines and jamming to Rebelution by the pool. Then, when it’s about to be Fall/Winter, all I want is Christmas cookies, leather boots, sweaters, warming soups and Christmas music. It’s like I can’t fathom the thought of Summertime.

So, needless to say, I am so ready for Summer. Especially since Spring has been taking it’s sweet time – chilly weather in Florida in MAY? Unheard of!

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

I feel so lucky to have grown up in Florida, where we get the most of Summertime. When I think of this season, I think of

  • Grilling out with the fam
  • Pool days
  • Soaking up the sun at the beach
  • Frizzy hair (my Floridians get me)
  • ALL THE WATERMELON

Seriously, Summer in Florida is watermelon heaven. My family always buys watermelon on the weekly, chops it up, and puts it in a giant tupperware. And then I stand at the counter and eat it all. Sorry not sorry.

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

ORRRR, I put it into a sangria.

Seriously, this sangria was SO refreshing, with a hint of sweetness, and the addition of mint… forget about it. That was the icing on the cake.

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Strawberry Watermelon Sangria
 
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Serves: 4 glasses
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle rosé (I used Mezzacorona)
  • 10 strawberries, cut in fourths
  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1½ tbsp orange liqueur
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1 handful of fresh mint
Instructions
  1. Pour rosé, liqueur, and syrup into a pitcher. Stir with a large spoon.
  2. Add in fruit and mint. Stir to combine.
Notes
To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup water + 1 cup sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
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  1. says

    Oh, this has me so excited for summer! Have you tried infusing mint into your simple syrup? Extra minty flavor in your cocktails! I like to make a big batch and use it for mojitos, iced tea…whatever!

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