Ahh Summer. The season of unending fruits in my kitchen and recipes. I always have some sort of fruit in my house, but the variety and abundance of summer fruit is a different ballgame. As I walked through the produce section at our market this week, I had to stop and look around because the smell of fresh plums and peaches immediately took over my life! It was magic. And yes, I had a moment in the market – it smelled that wonderful. I hope that’s normal! Speaking of magic. I love watermelon. I mean. I love all fruit, but watermelon is by far and away my favorite. Which is really saying a lot for me to pick a favorite. I’m fine eating watermelon 2-3 times per day all summer – nothing fancy, just cut up. I made this watermelon sangria with sauvignon blanc wine for 4th of July. I shared it with my sister and we both LOVED it. It’s so light and tasty – perfect for those hot summer days by the pool or in the comfort of air-conditioning!!
- 2 Cups watermelon juice (about 1/4 medium watermelon - instructions below)
- 1-750mL bottle Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 Cup sparkling water
- 6 Tablespoons Triple Sec
- 2-3 Cups chopped watermelon (flesh and rind)
for the watermelon juice
Cut 1/4 of medium watermelon into small cubes (smaller than 1-inch). Strain and juice fruit while pushing through a fine mesh sieve. Discard juiced watermelon.
Combine watermelon juice, wine, sparkling water, triple sec, and chopped fruit in large pitcher. Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Can be made up to two days in advance.
Recipe by Luci Petlack, Luci's Morsels