Summer is coming to an end. Kids are starting back to school and it’s time for Moms everywhere to celebrate the end of summer. Since watermelon is a quintessential summer fruit, what better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a watermelon sangria recipe?! We think it’s pretty perfect.
We like making our watermelon sangria in a mason jar, because well, why not and plus it’s easy to take on picnics. Yes, now that the kids are in school the make a date for you and the hubby to play hooky and plan a romantic midday picnic just the two of you! Pack a cheese tray, some watermelon sangria and some chocolate to nibble.
This watermelon sangria is pretty easy to put together and makes a tasty drink for a picnic. We made ours for enough for one mason jar serving but you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.
- Sparkling Watermelon Water
- White wine
- Watermelon, cubed and frozen
- Mason jars
Start by simply filling your mason jar with about 1/2 inch to 1 inch of rum, depending on how strong you like your sangria. Then, fill your mason jar about half way with your wine.
Next, add in your sparkling watermelon water until your jar is about 3/4 of the way full. At this point you can stick your jar in the fridge or picnic basket for a little while until you’re ready to sip it.
Lastly you’re going to add in some frozen watermelon chunks before serving it. We cut our watermelon into about 1 inch cubes and put them into the freezer for a few hours before serving our drinks.
Finish off your watermelon sangria with a few sprigs of mint – yum! Serve it with a pretty straw if you’d like or drink it straight out of the jar. Happy last days of summer!