A.K.A the most refreshing summer drink. AND there are watermelon ice cubes! I have no idea why I haven’t thought of this before. I cut up a watermelon into cubes, and froze them. They keep your drink cold, and they soak up the booze..perfect for eating at the end of your drink. I used a mixture of rosé and sauvignon blanc for this recipe, and I thought the combination was lovely. I also added peach brandy and a touch of simple syrup for sweetness. Can we just sit outside and drink this forever?
I unintentionally bought a yellow watermelon at the store (have you heard of it?!) but it ended up working perfectly color-wise. They taste the same as regular pink watermelon but have the prettiest light yellow hue.
I made this for a crowd, so the recipe makes a big batch (2 bottles of wine), so feel free to scale it down if you’re only making it for a few people. (Or don’t, it’s super addictive).
This tastes best when it is chilled for at least an hour or so in the fridge after combining everything. The peaches marinade and the watermelon soaks up all of the delicious flavors.
This is my favorite drink of summer thus far, and I’m not a drinker. I think I’ve mentioned this before. I’m a one to two drinks tops kind of girl. I love the taste, I just can’t handle a lot of liquor. I consider it a blessing. This stuff though, I can drink.
I’m going to start adding these watermelon ice cubes to everything. SO fun! It would be delicious in water with a little mint and cucumber.
Let’s savor the end of the summer. It always goes too fast. This will help, I promise.
Peach Watermelon Rosé Sangria
- 3 large peaches, thinly sliced
- 1 small watermelon, cut into 1'' cubes and frozen + additional cubed watermelon for adding to the sangria
- 1 bottle rosé, chilled
- 1 bottle sauvignon blanc, chilled
- 2/3 c. peach brandy
- 1/4 c. water
- 1/4 c. sugar
- soda water for topping
- Make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and let cool completely.
- In a large pitcher, combine the rosé, sauvignon blanc, brandy, and cooled simple syrup. Stir to combine. Add the peaches and fresh watermelon chunks if using. Chill for at least an hour.
- Once ready to serve, add the frozen watermelon cubes and top off with a few splashes of soda water, to taste.