Watermelon Blackberry Sangria Recipe

Watermelon Blackberry Sangria Recipe

Ingredients :
1 bottle (750 milliliters) White Zinfandel or rose wine, chilled
1/4 cup watermelon schnapps liqueur
1-1/2 cups cubed seedless watermelon (1/2-inch cubes)
1 medium lime, thinly sliced
1/2 to 1 cup fresh blackberries, halved
1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda, chilled
Ice cubes
Fresh basil or mint leaves

In a large pitcher, stir together wine and schnapps; add watermelon, lime and blackberries. Chill at least 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in soda. Serve over ice. Garnish with basil or mint.

Test Kitchen Tips :
When she sent us this recipe, Carolyn suggested another variation: peach and raspberry. Substitute peach schnapps or raspberry liquor for the melon liquor, and use fresh peaches and raspberries instead of the watermelon and blackberries.
Carolyn also suggested adding sprigs of fresh herbs to the sangria. Mint, basil, lemon verbena and lemon balm are her recommendations. Here in the test kitchen, we think rosemary and lavender are also delicious.

Nutrition Facts :
3/4 cup: 119 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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