Spicy Watermelon Sangria from HeatherChristo.com

Last month, right before I left for Europe, I got to spend a wonderful long weekend in the Hamptons with a bunch of my blogging friends. Any time you are hanging out with fellow food bloggers, you know you can count on the fact that you will be doing a LOT of eating and a lot of laughing- obviously two of my favorite things ever. And lucky for me, there was also quite a bit of wine drinking as well!

We stayed in NYC for a night, then headed up north for a couple of beautiful days in the Hamptons. It was my first time up there and it did not disappoint- it was gorgeous. We stayed in an amazing house and I basically did nothing but eat and drink (HAWT, huh?)

house

Photo by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography

We hit up local restaraunts, and even went wine tasting at Bedell Cellars in North Fork, Long Island. They were all about rosè (which helped to really prepped my inner rosè mode for Greece.) Not only was it beautiful at the vineyard- but anyone serving frosè in the afternoon is a thumbs up in my book.

winery

Photo by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography

So the inspiration for my favorite Summer 2017 staple drink (rosè obviously) all started in the Hamptons. And now it has grown and morphed (as everything with me always does!) and now a current favorite way to enjoy rosè is in this Spicy Watermelon Sangria Recipe.

Spicy Watermelon Sangria from HeatherChristo.com

Sweet strawberries and cherries, super refreshing watermelon and mint and just enough spicy jalapeno to lightly infuse the wine. Served icy cold, this is going to be the most popular drink at your next party!

Spicy Watermelon Sangria from HeatherChristo.com

Feel like you can play with this recipe a little too- you could sub apricots for cherries, Serrano or fresno chili for jalapenos and bubbly sparkling rosè would be so fun too! Cheers!

Spicy Watermelon Sangria from HeatherChristo.com

For my dear foodie friends: I haven’t laughed that hard in a long, long time, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the giggling and belly laughs alike: Two Peas and Their Pod, Andie Mitchell, FoodieCrush, Two Peas and Their Pod, Show Me the Yummy, Iowa Girl Eats, Tasty Yummies, Skinnytaste, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, The Lemon Bowl, Climbing Grier Mountain, Foodness Gracious, The Little Kitchen and Photography by Alejandro.

Photo Jun 10, 11 49 40 PM

Giant thanks to my generous hosts: Gina, Lexi, and Liz for putting together such a fun weekend. And of course thanks to the following sponsors who made it possible:

Green Giant for all of the great veggies

DeLallo- hello amazing appetizer platters that I couldn’t stop eating!

Sabra for the non stop dipping!

Fig & Olive for the lovely dinner and dirty martini’s

Lotte New York Palace for the soft beds and gorgeous breakfast

Mamo NYC for a gorgeous Italian lunch

and Union Cantina for the gigantic absolutely delicious lunch!

hamptons

Photo by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography

Spicy Watermelon Sangria
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle rose
  • 4 cups watermelon, balled or cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1 large jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • sprigs of fresh mint
  • ice
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher combine the fruit, jalapeno slices and mint and pour the rose over the top. Refrigerate until the sangria is chilled and the fruit has absorbed the wine. I like to do a minimum of an hour and up to a few hours.
  2. Fill the pitcher the rest of the way with ice cubes before serving in glasses.

 

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Spicy Watermelon Sangria from HeatherChristo.com

Last month, right before I left for Europe, I got to spend a wonderful long weekend in the Hamptons with a bunch of my blogging friends. Any time you are hanging out with fellow food bloggers, you know you can count on the fact that you will be doing a LOT of eating and a lot of laughing- obviously two of my favorite things ever. And lucky for me, there was also quite a bit of wine drinking as well!

We stayed in NYC for a night, then headed up north for a couple of beautiful days in the Hamptons. It was my first time up there and it did not disappoint- it was gorgeous. We stayed in an amazing house and I basically did nothing but eat and drink (HAWT, huh?)

house

Photo by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography

We hit up local restaraunts, and even went wine tasting at Bedell Cellars in North Fork, Long Island. They were all about rosè (which helped to really prepped my inner rosè mode for Greece.) Not only was it beautiful at the vineyard- but anyone serving frosè in the afternoon is a thumbs up in my book.

winery

Photo by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography

So the inspiration for my favorite Summer 2017 staple drink (rosè obviously) all started in the Hamptons. And now it has grown and morphed (as everything with me always does!) and now a current favorite way to enjoy rosè is in this Spicy Watermelon Sangria Recipe.

Spicy Watermelon Sangria from HeatherChristo.com

Sweet strawberries and cherries, super refreshing watermelon and mint and just enough spicy jalapeno to lightly infuse the wine. Served icy cold, this is going to be the most popular drink at your next party!

Spicy Watermelon Sangria from HeatherChristo.com

Feel like you can play with this recipe a little too- you could sub apricots for cherries, Serrano or fresno chili for jalapenos and bubbly sparkling rosè would be so fun too! Cheers!

Spicy Watermelon Sangria from HeatherChristo.com

For my dear foodie friends: I haven’t laughed that hard in a long, long time, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the giggling and belly laughs alike: Two Peas and Their Pod, Andie Mitchell, FoodieCrush, Two Peas and Their Pod, Show Me the Yummy, Iowa Girl Eats, Tasty Yummies, Skinnytaste, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, The Lemon Bowl, Climbing Grier Mountain, Foodness Gracious, The Little Kitchen and Photography by Alejandro.

Photo Jun 10, 11 49 40 PM

Giant thanks to my generous hosts: Gina, Lexi, and Liz for putting together such a fun weekend. And of course thanks to the following sponsors who made it possible:

Green Giant for all of the great veggies

DeLallo- hello amazing appetizer platters that I couldn’t stop eating!

Sabra for the non stop dipping!

Fig & Olive for the lovely dinner and dirty martini’s

Lotte New York Palace for the soft beds and gorgeous breakfast

Mamo NYC for a gorgeous Italian lunch

and Union Cantina for the gigantic absolutely delicious lunch!

hamptons

Photo by Raul Velasco of Alejandro Photography

Spicy Watermelon Sangria
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle rose
  • 4 cups watermelon, balled or cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1 large jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • sprigs of fresh mint
  • ice
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher combine the fruit, jalapeno slices and mint and pour the rose over the top. Refrigerate until the sangria is chilled and the fruit has absorbed the wine. I like to do a minimum of an hour and up to a few hours.
  2. Fill the pitcher the rest of the way with ice cubes before serving in glasses.