Friday, June 12, 2015

Summertime Sangria


By: The Food Hunter

Kick-off your next backyard party with this no-fail refreshing cocktail. The perfect blend of melon, citrus and spirits makes the Summertime Sangria so delicious one drink will leave your guests begging for more. Since this cocktail is best served chilled I recommend freezing some of the melon balls before adding them to the recipe. The melon balls freeze nicely and won’t water down your beverage as they thaw.

I recently received a bottle of Balls Vodka which I used to make this cocktail. Balls vodka is American-made vodka, distilled four times and bottled in New York. Not only is this bottle a fierce 80-proof, but fun for everyone as it’s corn-fed. Balls Vodka is great for capturing the spirit of summer. It’s healthy, (under 100 calories per serving) it’s smooth, (tastes a bit like vanilla) and it’s perfect to mix into a cocktail without dominating the taste.

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Summertime Sangria
(makes 1 pitcher)

8 oz Balls Vodka
4 oz Elderflower Liqueur
1 bottle of your favorite Rose

1 can of San Pellegrino Lemonata
lemon and/or lime wedges
1 honeydew, balled (freeze some to use as ice)

In a pitcher, combine vodka, rose, and Elderflower Liqueur.

Add lemon/lime wedges and melon balls. If serving immediately top off mixture with Lemonata and stir. If not refrigerate until ready to use, adding Lemonata at that time. 

Pour into glasses filled with frozen melon balls and additional ice if needed.


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21 comments:

  1. Vodka and grapefruit juice. Tasty!

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  2. Vodka and grapefruit juice. Tasty!

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  3. Vodka and cranberry juice with a lime!

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  4. Vodka and cranberry juice!

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  5. The melons would definitely make this one a refreshing summer sipper.

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  6. I like vodka and and pomegranate juice.

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  7. Really great tip about freezing the melon balls to prevent watering down the drink!

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  8. I enjoy a vodka tonic or I'll make my own vodka lemonade

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  9. My favorite vodka cocktail is a vodka tonic or a good bloody mary!

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  10. Salty Dog~ start with lime rim around glass dip into chunky salt, add vodka & fresh grapefruit juice so tasty! =)

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  11. My favorite vodka cocktail has to be a White Russian

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  12. I've never used vodka in sangria before. Sounds good.

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  13. Sangria is one of my favorite summertime cocktails, and your twist on it sounds wonderful!

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  14. I am a sangria girl!! I can never get enough, yummmmm!

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  15. Perfect for summertime, great for a party!

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  16. Perfect beverage for a pool party for sure!

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  17. I don't drink vodka, but I do use it for making homemade vanilla extract.

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  18. Sangria is so good in the summer! Love the flavors you used in this one!!

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  19. Sangria is definitely a go to summer drink for this gal! Looks perfect!

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