Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria

This Watermelon Sangria is my new favorite summer beverage, and I am so happy to share my recipe with you. Entertaining over the summer needs to be easy and efficient, and that’s the main reason why I love making pitchers of sangria for our picnics and BBQs. With our new KitchenAid® Multi-Door Refrigerator, I have tons of room to chill pitchers of sangria and punch that my guests can easily access.

Watermelon Sangria

Did I mention how easy it is to make this recipe?  First, grab a big watermelon and cut it up into cubes, removing the skin and seeds.

Watermelon Sangria

Next, transfer the watermelon to your KitchenAid® Diamond Blender and purée away! I love this Blender because it easily purées ingredients with zero mess.

Watermelon Sangria

You can add other seasonal fruit to the Blender at this point if you’d like. In this recipe, I stuck with just watermelon, but raspberries, strawberries or blueberries all would pair well with the flavors of this sangria. I also like adding the vodka at this step too because it helps with the blending process. As the watermelon is blending, pour the vodka through the pour spout and blend until smooth.

Watermelon Sangria

Once well combined, strain the mixture into a large pitcher. Then add in the wine, orange juice, triple sec, orange and lime slices. I love using a dry white wine but a good rosé works well too and the triple sec brings together the great summer flavors in this sangria.

Watermelon Sangria

Chill your sangria for at least two to three hours so the flavors develop and combine. I love refrigerating mine overnight and leaving it in my Multi-Door Refrigerator until the party starts.

Watermelon Sangria

The roomy Multi-Door Refrigerator makes it easy to entertain. It is equipped with slide-away shelves that allow me to reorganize the interior to maximize space and better store taller items, like large bowls and pitchers. No more trying to squeeze a tall pitcher onto a too-small shelf!

Watermelon Sangria

Serve your sangria over ice and add cubes of watermelon to the glass. Garnish your glasses with mint and enjoy this refreshing summer drink!

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Watermelon Sangria Recipe

Makes 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS

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

DIRECTIONS

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.

Watermelon Sangria Recipe

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