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Watermelon and Blackberry Sangria

This watermelon sangria is deliciously pink! Living in the zinfandel wine country of Northern California, I use our local fare in my recipes often. Our scorching summer months inspired this refreshing, light style of sangria. I like adding fresh blackberries and garnishing it with sprigs of mint or basil for personal flair. This easy recipe is perfect for entertaining, and it's especially brunch friendly. —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) white zinfandel or rose wine, chilled
  • 1/4 cup watermelon schnapps liqueur
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed seedless watermelon (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1 medium lime, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh blackberries, halved
  • 1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh basil or mint leaves

Directions

  • In a large pitcher, stir together wine and schnapps; add watermelon, lime and blackberries. Chill at least 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in soda. Serve over ice. Garnish with basil or mint.

Test Kitchen tips
  • When she sent us this recipe, Carolyn suggested another variation: peach and raspberry. Substitute peach schnapps or raspberry liquor for the melon liquor, and use fresh peaches and raspberries instead of the watermelon and blackberries.
  • Carolyn also suggested adding sprigs of fresh herbs to the sangria. Mint, basil, lemon verbena and lemon balm are her recommendations. Here in the Test Kitchen, we think rosemary and lavender are also delicious.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 119 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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    • Lisa
      Jun 27, 2020

      Delicious, refreshing and so easy to make! We will make this again!

    • Josette
      Jun 1, 2020

      What a wonderful summer drink, I will definitely try to make it. Thank you!