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)

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

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

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Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

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  1. says

    Oh my don’t get me started on watermelon haha, I can literally eat a whole one in a day, it’s my favorite fruit of all time! I can only imagine the deliciousness in this sangria mixed with strawberries <3

  2. says

    YUMMM!!! One of my favorite fruits to eat in the summertime is watermelon. It’s one of those fruits that doesn’t seem to fill you up so conveniently, you can eat lots of it. :)

  3. says

    Very evocative :) Summer isn’t so summery in the UK lately but I’m looking forward to maybe not needing a coat, longer evenings and Pakistani mangos – they are soooo gooooood – I can’t wait!

  4. says

    Well helloooooo, summer!

    I love watermelon (especially in the summertime) and this looks so so good! Definitely the kind of thing you make once for a party and then have to make every single time as people can’t get enough!

  5. 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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