Watermelon and Blackberry Sangria

Watermelon and Blackberry Sangria
  • Yield:makes 4 servings
  • Active time:15 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes

[Photo: Heather Meldrom]

The definition of refreshing, this sangria works well for a party since it's ready and prepped in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh juice from about 3 limes
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 cups Manzanilla sherry
  • 4 cups ice
  • Garnish: 1 lime, sliced into thin circles
  • 2 cups seltzer, chilled

Directions

  1. 1.

    In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved and remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. 2.

    In a large pitcher, combine sugar syrup, lime juice, watermelon, blackberries, and sherry. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.

  3. 3.

    Add lime slices to pitcher along with ice. Add seltzer and stir gently to combine. Serve immediately.