Watermelon Mint Sangria for Summer Entertaining
Espadrilles and boat shoes are about to make their 2012 debut in anticipation of the year's most exciting trek yet-to the back porch. The temperature won't be the only number rising, as increased RSVP counts beckon summer's serving size of choice: the pitcher.
Knowing that the host deserves just as much sun time as everyone else, Sandeman, the world's leading port and sherry company, created a time- and energy-saving Watermelon Mint Sangria. Lazy summer days can linger on with this easy recipe, which was designed to be quickly crafted and guaranteed to prompt a unanimous refill request.
Sandeman Watermelon Mint Sangria embodies everything the season has to offer-thirst-quenching watermelon, energizing mint and bright red fruit flavors, all of which balance the citrus zest of the lemon and lime. Be sure to unpack the citronella candles-this summer offering will have neighbors filling the deck chairs well into the evening.
Sandeman Watermelon Mint Sangria
1 bottle of Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto
12 oz lemon-lime soda
1/4 watermelon, muddled and strained for juice
20 mint leaves, muddled
10-15 strawberries, halved
Slice strawberries in half and set aside. Slice watermelon, muddle and strain for juice.
Mix Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto, lemon-lime soda and watermelon juice in pitcher.
Add strawberries and let sit for 8-12 hours (or overnight).
Muddle mint leaves and add to pitcher before serving.