Watermelon Sangria

This sangria is pretty and tasty.

Watermelon Sangria

Just look at that color! This drink is easy on the eyes, with a sweet yetย tart flavor that makesย it perfect for easy sipping in the middle of the summer swelter.

Here’s what ya need:

1 cup vodka

1 cup Cointreau (or the triple sec of your choice)

6 cups cubed watermelon

750 ml Prosecco

750 ml white wine (we used a Pinot Grigio)

Cut up your watermelon and throw it into a ziplock bag. Cover watermelon with vodka and Cointreau. Seal your bag up, being sure to squeeze out as much air as possible and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Pour all the contents fromย your watermelon marinating bag, the wine, and the Prosecco into a large pitcher. Stir, pour, and enjoy.

Watermelon Sangria

Cheers to summer!

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Watermelon Sangria

Asian Pear Sangria

Asian Pear Sangria

This sangriaย is the perfect complement to a sunny day. It’s light refreshing taste is great for everything from brunch to a cookout to afternoon cocktail hour!

What you’ll need:

1 pound green grapes

3 asian pears, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup packed mint leaves

1/2 cup sugar (we used ginger sugar)

1 vitamin C tablet, crushed to a powder

1 1.5 litre bottle of dry white whine (we used a Pinot Grigio)

Combine half of the ingredients in the blender with 2 cups of wine. Blend until smooth. Pour into a fine mesh sieve covered with cheese cloth. Once most of the liquid has drained pick up the cheese cloth and squeeze out any remaining liquid.

Asian Pear Sangria

Asian Pear SangriaAsian Pear Sangria

Pour liquid into a pitcher and repeat with the second half of the ingredients. Pour remaining wine into pitcher and chill for at least 2 hours before enjoying.

Asian Pear Sangria

 

You can serve this drink by itself or over ice. If you plan ahead you can put some grapes in the freezer to make “ice cubes” that will chill your drink but not dilute the great taste!

frozen grapes