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The Best Recipe for Watermelon Sangria

Are you looking for a refreshing beverage that you can make all summer long? Wait until you try this amazing recipe for watermelon sangria!

There are SO many sangria recipes to choose from.

I enjoy both red and white sangrias.

But, for me, nothing beats a good white sangria in summer and I’m always looking for new ways to make it.

One of my favorites is this peach sangria.

But I don’t know, this recipe for watermelon sangria is really good so it might be my new favorite now.

A good white sangria goes great with seafood dishes like baked shrimp scampi, easy shrimp boil, coconut shrimp tacos, or even a clam bake.

And it’s really fun to play around with different flavors of sangria.

Wait until you try this recipe for watermelon sangria. I know you will love it as much as I do!

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What is Sangria?

Traditional sangria is made with red wine, herbs, water, spices and fruit. But now, there are many types of sangria recipes using different ingredients.

Lately, I’m all about the specialty sangrias like this watermelon sangria recipe because it is great for entertaining. It’s not your typical sangria, so the interest is piqued at the mere mention of it.

Summer table decor idea with Watermelon Sangria, sliced italian bread, watermelon salad, sliced watermelon, glass pitcher with berries and watermelon on farmhouse table outside on deck with white railings under gazebo

Can Watermelon Go in Sangria?

The answer is a resounding YES!

Because sangria is one of the easiest cocktails to make, seedless watermelon is a great fruit to base the drink on.

Simply start with some white wine, add some diced watermelon with some other fruits for color, fruit juice or simple syrup and maybe some other alcohols and you’ve got yourself a nice tasting sangria!

About This Recipe for Watermelon Sangria

I love this watermelon sangria recipe because it is light, fruity and refreshing without being overly sweet. It strikes the perfect balance really.

Plus, it is super easy to make and a total crowd-pleaser.

In fact, I first made this recipe at my first clam bake and it went quick. But I’ve also made it for a low country boil dinner party as well.

As an aside, I would definitely make at least two batches if you are entertaining more than 4 people because it goes really quick.

Enjoy!

close up of Watermelon Sangria in glass pitcher with wine glass and sliced watermelon on farmhouse table outdoors

How to Make This Recipe for Watermelon Sangria

While it takes minutes to make this watermelon sangria recipe, I recommend making it a few hours beforehand so the flavors have a chance to combine.

The first party that I made it for, we ran out after the first pitcher (which is why I suggest double or tripling it) and it just didn’t taste the same immediately after making it after it did waiting a few hours.

Did I mention you should double or triple the recipe enough times yet? Trust me you’ll thank me for this tip after you make it and go through it quickly.

Ingredients to Make Watermelon Sangria

  • 1 Lime, sliced
  • 1/2 Pint Blueberries
  • 4 Cups of Watermelon, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Simple Syrup (See Below)
  • 1/2 Cup Tripe Sec
  • 1 Bottle White Wine
  • Ice
  • Mint Leaves

(Optional: 1/2 Liter Lemon/Lime soda, Seltzer or Pellegrino)

Watermelon Sangria on watermelon tablescape table decor idea on deck with white railings, fresh sliced watermelon, and watermelon salad

Directions to Make Watermelon Sangria Recipe

  • Prepare the simple syrup. To make simply syrup, mix one cup of water and one cup of sugar on the stovetop. Heat until dissolved which takes roughly 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.
  • Mix all ingredients (except carbonated beverage) together and refrigerate for 2 hours until flavors combine.
  • If you prefer sangria with carbonation, add the carbonated ingredient prior to serving. I like to give options with carbonation because some like the sweetness of a lemon/lime soda, while others prefer the carbonation without the extra sugar – it’s a personal preference – so play around with what you like!)
  • Garnish with mint and lime slices. Cheers!
close up of watermelong sangria with Summer Tablescape Idea using fresh watermelons, salad and berries on deck
close up of Watermelon Sangria in glass pitcher with wine glass and sliced watermelon on farmhouse table outdoors

The Best Recipe for Watermelon Sangria

Are you looking for a refreshing beverage that you can make all summer long? Wait until you try this amazing recipe for watermelon sangria!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 387 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the simple syrup. To make simply syrup, mix one cup of water and one cup of sugar on the stovetop. Heat until dissolved which takes roughly 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.
  • Mix all ingredients (except carbonated beverage) together and refrigerate for 2 hours until flavors combine.
  • If you prefer sangria with carbonation, add the carbonated ingredient prior to serving.
  • Garnish with mint and lime slices. Cheers!

Notes

To try a different white sangria, try this peach sangria recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 397mgFiber: 3gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 909IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Stacy, this looks delicious! I love anything with watermelon! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you! it would be great for one of those afternoons at your cute beach house or lounging by your pool and ponds! Just sayin’! Enjoy your MDW!