Watermelon and strawberries are two of summer's defining fruits, so why not enjoy them in beverage form?
Dovetailing Tip: Use 3 of the cups of the watermelon you cut up on day 3 in todays sangria recipe
|1||small seedless watermelon, rind removed, flesh cut into large chunks (about 4 cups)|
|1 pound||strawberries, hulled and sliced, 1 cup reserved for garnish|
|1 bottle||rose wine, cold|
|1 cup||fresh orange juice|
|1/2 cup||orange liqueur|
Combine the watermelon and strawberries in a blender and blend until smooth; add a splash of the vodka if needed to get the fruit pureed.
Strain into a large pitcher; you will need about 4 cups total juice. Add the rose, vodka, orange juice and liqueur and stir to combine. Add the orange and lime slices, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours. Just before serving, add the reserved strawberries. Serve in glasses over ice.