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Watermelon Sangria Recipe 2010-07-15 12:35:29

Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria

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Watermelon Sangria Recipe 2010-07-15 12:35:29

Ingredients

  1. 2 pounds seedless watermelon, peeled and cubed, plus 1/2 pound
    1 bottle dry white wine
    6 ounces vodka
    4 ounces Cointreau or other triple sec
    4 ounces Citrus Syrup, recipe below
    Ice

Directions

  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon cubes. Pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher.
  2. Add the white wine, vodka, Cointreau and Citrus Syrup. Stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Stir again, then pour the sangria into ice-filled white wine glasses and garnish with the skewered watermelon balls.

Serves 8.

Citrus Syrup

6 ounces Simple Syrup
One 2-inch lemon zest strip
One 2-inch orange zest strip

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the Simple Syrup to a boil. Remove from the heat and add lemon and orange zest strips.
  2. Let cool, then refrigerate overnight. Strain the syrup into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Makes 6 ounces.

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