A sweet, refreshing, and satisfying Strawberry Watermelon Sangria with the perfect hints of mint and tang of orange liqueur.
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.
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!
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.
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.
- 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
- Pour rosé, liqueur, and syrup into a pitcher. Stir with a large spoon.
- Add in fruit and mint. Stir to combine.
What’s your favorite part of the Summer season?
What fruit do you gravitate toward when the season changes?
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