Easy Summer Watermelon Sangria is the ultimate refreshing summer cocktail! Sangria made easy with white wine, vodka, lime juice, and sugar, packed full of delicious watermelon flavor!
I am so excited about this super simple watermelon sangria! Quick confession time, I don't even like watermelon! I refuse to eat it plain, but, put it into a cocktail and I will sip on it all summer long!
One of my favorite things about this particular watermelon sangria is how quick and easy it is to make. There is no simple syrup making involved at all!
The longest part of this recipe is actually the time it needs to chill. Otherwise, it takes about 10 minutes or so to put together. Chilling is pretty much mandatory though, this tastes better when the flavors have had time to come together and it is ice cold!
How to Make Watermelon Sangria:
To start, you will want a watermelon that is about 4 pounds for this recipe in order to have 6 cups of watermelon total. Simply cut up your watermelon into cubes or slices without the rind. If you need help with how to cut a watermelon, you can find a great quick tutorial right HERE.
Once your watermelon is cubed you will add it to your blender with your sugar. I always stick with around 1 Cup of sugar for this recipe, if you like your sangria sweeter, feel free to go up to 2 Cups!
Next, set a fine mesh strainer over a large pitcher and pour the blended watermelon juice through. Use a spatula to work the watermelon juice into the pitcher leaving the "foam" behind.
Then, you will add your wine, vodka, and lime juice to the pitcher. From here I recommend giving it a taste. This sangria has a super strong watermelon flavor! If you find the flavor very strong, go ahead and add 1-2 cups of water to the pitcher as well.
As far as the white wine for this sangria, I recommend using your favorite! If you prefer a dryer wine then use something like Chardonnay. If you prefer a sweeter wine, you can use a sweeter Reisling or Moscato.
Be sure to try out some of our other fun cocktails like these Frosty Orange Margaritas and this amazing Holiday Mimosa Punch!
Easy Summer Watermelon Sangria
- 6 Cups Cubed Watermelon
- 1-2 Cups Sugar
- 1 750ml Bottle White Wine
- 1 Cup Vodka
- ½ Cup Fresh Lime Juice
- 1-2 Cups Water or Sparkling Water, Optional (See Note)
- Add the cubed watermelon and sugar to your blender and blend until no chunks of watermelon remain.
- Set a fine mesh strainer over a large pitcher and pour the watermelon juice through.
- Add the white wine, vodka, and fresh lime juice to the pitcher and stir well.
- NOTE: At this point taste the sangria. It does have a very strong watermelon flavor. If it is too strong for you add 1-2 cups of water to the pitcher before chilling.
- Chill the sangria for 1 hour before serving. Garnish with extra watermelon cubes and lime slices if desired.
I did not strain the watermelon as I like fiber! Put all in my Ninja blender with 1/2 cup sugar. It comes out a bit foamy but settles when you chill it in the fridge. Loved it!!
I made this for 4th of July and we loved it! It was a bit of work to make the watermelon juice - but very worth the effort. We used watermelon vodka and it worked great! Thank you.
Question, I am planning on making this for a party. Wanted to know if pink moscato would be a good substitute for the white wine.
Yes, I think that would be great!
One cup of sugar is plenty. This was a big hit at a dinner get-together I hosted this evening.
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Ahhh! Can I come by for a glass? This looks lovely, and it doesn't get any better than watermelon! Look forward to trying this!
Wilhelmina Wessel says
This is so gorgeous!
I Heart Naptime says
Beautiful colors! Would love to make this virgin for my family!
JEWEL THIELFOLDT says
I made a virgin copy, did the blended watermelon with sugar, added lime sparkling water and the fresh lime juice. It was yummy!
I can just see myself sipping this by the pool! So refreshing and the perfect summer drink!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says
This looks so refreshing and perfect for a BBQ or chilling on a sun lounger in the garden reading a book!
Oh yum! Why have I never tried watermelon and vodka before it sounds amazing!
Brian Jones says
That sounds like a great summer long drink, perfect for lazy afternoons in the garden!
This drink just screams summer! I can just imagine serving it up at a summer BBQ
Looks so refreshing! I never thought of making watermelon sangria! Sounds perfect for hot summer days!
This sangria looks so refreshing and pretty! Awesome for our summer party this weekend!
Everyone at the cookout couldn’t get enough of this!! So refreshing!
Looks amazing! A summer must-make for sure!