July 4th = Watermelon Sangria
Nothing says summer more than ice cold, sweet, juicy watermelon. Enjoy this wonderful Sangria recipe this holiday weekend with family and friends.
2 cups watermelon, balled or cubed, reserve juice
1 cup strawberries, quartered
2 cups white grapes
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 pkg unsweetened Watermelon Kool Aid drink mix**
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup Strawberry Flame
1 750ml bottle Hummingbird Red 2010
1 liter club soda, chilled
Watermelon slices w/ rind for garnish
Remove stems from strawberries and slice into 4 pieces. Pluck grapes from stem. Place grapes and strawberries in freezer. Mix Kool Aid, water and sugar in a pitcher to make a simply syrup. Stir until sugar is dissolved completely. Add watermelon pieces, reserved juice, Strawberry Flame and Hummingbird Red. Chill 2 – 24 hours. To serve, pour Sangria mixture into a large bowl and blend with club soda. Add frozen grapes and strawberries. Serve in tall glasses (with or without ice). Garnish with watermelon wedge.