Recipes Appetizers & Drinks Cool Sippings – September 2016

Watermelon Pomegranate Sangria

Makes 12 one-cup servings.

2 1 /2 cups watermelon juice
1 medium orange, ends cut off and sliced thin
4 cups watermelon chunks (in 1-inch cubes or triangles with rind)
1/2 cup brandy
2 cups pomegranate juice
1 bottled red wine, chilled (a fruity wine, such as shiraz or merlot works well)
1 1/2 cups orange Italian soda

Fill ice cube trays with watermelon juice and freeze.

Place orange slices, watermelon, and brandy in medium sized bowl, toss gently, and let stand for 15 minutes to allow fruit to soak up the brandy flavors.

In a large pitcher, add fruit mixture, pomegranate juice, and wine. Refrigerate for one hour or longer to allow flavors to blend. Just before serving, add the Italian soda. Serve over watermelon ice cubes.

Watermelon Citrus Cooler

Makes 6 servings
3 cups watermelon juice
2 cups grapefruit juice
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar

In pitcher, blend watermelon juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill thoroughly before serving.

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