Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Watermelon Sangria

This post first appeared on the skirt! Charleston blog.  Head over to see guest posts from members of the Charleston Blog Society contributors each Tuesday!

So, many of y'all know I'm originally from New England, and while I miss the seasons of the Northeast, I have a serious love affair with summer.  It has the best weather, clothes, food, and drinks.  Whether it's by the pool, at the beach, or on the golf course, I could spend every summer day outside.
Shop my look: cover-up (similar) ||| swim suit top and bottom ||| sunnies ||| nail color ||| watermelon pool float
Today, I'm excited to share with y'all the perfect complement to any summer afternoon: fresh watermelon sangria.  This is definitely my go-to party drink; with just a few ingredients, you can have a whole pitcher filled with delicious summer flavors.  Please note that the following recipe is only intended for readers who are 21 years of age and older.
All you need to make your own fresh watermelon sangria are: 2 cups cubed watermelon, 8-10 fresh mint leaves, 2 limes (one sliced, one juiced), 1 bottle of white wine (I used chardonnay), and 1/2 cup of watermelon vodka.
Simply combine all the ingredients in a pitcher, stir it up, let it sit in the fridge for an hour for the flavors to meld, pour it into some plastic glasses, and add a cute straw to enjoy by (or in!) the pool.  I love how refreshing this cocktail is on a hot day, and it has just the right buzz!
Now wouldn't this be the perfect addition to your summer weekend?  Or, you can pin the image below for later!

15 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

ah i love sangria and i love watermelon! pinned immediately :) and we are twinning with our watermelon floats! so cute :)

xoxo cheshire kat

BLovedBoston said...

This would absolutely be a perfect addition to my summer weekend - especially in this heat!! I mean watermelon is mostly water right?! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Shawna Davis said...

This looks incredible! I think I'm going to make this for a cookout that we are going to in a couple of weeks :)

Jen said...

Only 4ish weeks until I can enjoy this haha!

Carly Blogs Here said...

This sounds so refreshing and definitely super festive for summertime :)

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Mmmm. Delicious and refreshing!

Ashley
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Missy said...

I love sangria and have never made it with watermelon, sounds so refreshing, especially with the mint!

Amanda | Kids and Cabernet said...

Oh my goodness sounds and looks so delicious and refreshing!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

YUM! Refreshing and it includes watermelon - my fav! Counting down the weeks until I can relax in the pool with an adult beverage again! And us former New England girls I think always appreciate summer the most since it goes by so fast, and we wait for it all year <3
Green Fashionista

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

This sounds delicious! Very refreshing!

Macy V said...

This looks so good! I can't wait to try it for one of our summer parties.

Mary @ Eat Drink and Be Mary said...

Yum yum yum! You had me at sangria. And watermelon?

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

This sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for a hot summer day!

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Oh yum! This looks so refreshing!

Klein Dot Co said...

Oh my word, this recipe is calling to me! Phenomenal photos, too :)

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