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Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon, mint, and lime combine with rum, wine, and tonic to make a refreshing summer cocktail. Perfect for picnics and porch sitting!
Servings 2 quarts


  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice about 4 limes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mint leaves divided
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 6 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 1 bottle white wine (750ml) Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
  • 3 cups tonic water
  • 1/2 cup Lemon/Lime Rum
  • Lime Slices


Lime-Mint Simple Syrup

  • Combine lime juice, sugar, 1/2 cup mint leaves, and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
  • Simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Remove from heat. Cool completely. Store in refrigerator.

Watermelon Sangria

  • Place watermelon cubes in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour through fine mesh strainer. Measure two cups of watermelon juice for sangria. Refrigerate or discard any remaining juice.
  • In a 2-quart pitcher, combine the 2 cups of watermelon juice, white wine, tonic, rum, 1/3 cup of the lime-mint simple syrup, remaining mint leaves, and extra slices of lime. Add ice if desired. Stir and serve!
Keyword beverage, cocktail, lime, mint, rum, sangria, summer, tonic water, watermelon, wine