Watermelon Strawberry Sangria

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Did you know that today is National Watermelon Day? Well, it is and the timing couldn’t be more perfect because this cool, healthy fruit is a summer staple. I’ve used it for several recipes this season, including a watermelon and feta salad, watermelon margaritas and watermelon ice cubes to go with homemade lemonade.

After making a batch of refreshing margaritas, I decided to use the rest of the flavorful fruit to make some thirst-quenching sangria. This simple recipe yields four to six servings and is perfect for a backyard barbecue. Summer and sangria definitely go together like peanut butter and jelly. Enjoy!

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Watermelon Strawberry Sangria

Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 bottle of red Moscato (I used Barefoot)
  • 1 pint of strawberries, chopped

Pour the watermelon, vodka and Moscato into a serving pitcher. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to let the flavors combine. Add the strawberries when you are ready to serve, then stir to combine. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a strawberry, if desired. Cheers!

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