Watermelon Spritz Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon Spritz Cocktail Recipe

A Watermelon Spritz is a wonderfully refreshing and light cocktail that embodies the flavors of summer. This recipe is a delightful take on this fruity and bubbly drink:

Watermelon Spritz Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh watermelon chunks (seedless)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (adjust sweetness to your preference)
  • 4 oz. (120 ml.) sparkling wine or Prosecco
  • 2 oz. (60 ml.) club soda or sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish
  • Watermelon slices or wedges for garnish (optional)

How To Make a Watermelon Spritz Cocktail

  1. Prepare Watermelon Puree: Cut up your whole watermelon into cubes using a sturdy chef’s knife. In a blender, blend the fresh watermelon chunks until they become smooth and turn into a liquid puree. Strain the watermelon puree through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any pulp or seeds, resulting in a smooth juice.
  2. Create Cocktail Base: In a shaker or mixing glass, combine the strained watermelon juice, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Give it a gentle stir to blend all the flavors together.
  3. Build the Spritz: Fill a wine glass or a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour the watermelon mixture into the glass, filling it about halfway.
  4. Add the Sparkling Wine: Pour in the sparkling wine or Prosecco, followed by the club soda or sparkling water, to top off the glass.
  5. Gently Stir: Use a long spoon or a cocktail stirrer to gently mix the ingredients in the glass, ensuring they are combined without losing the effervescence of the bubbles.
  6. Garnish & Serve: Garnish the Watermelon Spritz with fresh mint leaves for a pop of color and a refreshing aroma. Optionally, add a slice or wedge of watermelon to the rim of the glass for an extra decorative touch.
  7. Enjoy the Refreshment: Sip and savor this delightful Watermelon Spritz, relishing its fruity sweetness, tangy lime, and the effervescence of the sparkling wine.

This Watermelon Spritz is a wonderful and light cocktail that's perfect for hot summer days or as a refreshing drink to enjoy with a bold-flavored meal, like chopped smoked pork. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the crispness and the flavors of summer in each sip!

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