Watermelon Sangria

Summer is officially here and so are watermelons! What could be more refreshing than a cold, sweet, crisp watermelon on a hot, sticky day? Watermelon... sangria! Perfect for sweatin’ it out by the pool, backyard, or on your couch while you binge watch Netflix for the entirety of 11 seasons of Parts Unknown. Grab a ripe one from Timmy Perilloux (Tu/W/Th/Sa CDB) or Indian Springs Farmers Association Co-op (Tu/Th/Sa CBD), or LA Growers Co-Op at Rivertown and check out this 3 ingredient recipe from Pioneer Woman. All you need is watermelon and booze, but you should add some mint for extra freshness!


  • 1 whole Medium Seedless Watermelon, Washed
  • 6 bottles (750 Ml Bottles) Rose Wine, Chilled
  • 1 bottle (750 Ml Bottle) Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Or Moscato, Chilled


Note: This makes a large quantity and serves 18-24 people! It can easily be cut in half.

Several hours before serving, slice 2-3 inch slabs of rind from around the outside of the watermelon, making sure there's plenty of red fruit attached. Slice the rind into 2-inch strips, then cut the strips in the other direction to make large chunks. Add the chunks into a large vat and add the rose wine. Cover the vat and stick it in the fridge to let it chill for at least 6 hours---more if you can!

Right before serving, stir in the chilled Champagne, sparkling wine, or Moscato.

Serve in wine glasses...and use tongs to remove individual pieces of fruit. Yum!

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