Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon-Strawberry Sangria

Watermelon and strawberries are two of summer’s defining fruits, so why not enjoy them in beverage form? This refreshing sangria will add an elegant touch to any summer party.

Ingredients:
1 small seedless watermelon, rind removed, flesh cut into large chunks
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced, 1 cup reserved for garnish
1 bottle rose wine, cold
1 cup vodka
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1 orange, sliced
1 lime, sliced

Directions:
Combine the watermelon and strawberries in a blender and blend until smooth; add a splash of the vodka if needed to get the fruit pureed.

Strain into a large pitcher. A total of 4 cups juice will be needed. Add the rose, vodka, orange juice and liqueur and stir to combine. Add the orange and lime slices, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours for best results.

Just before serving, add the reserved strawberries. Serve in glasses over ice.

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