Watermelon Rosé Sparkler

7.02.2015


I made a mistake. Typically, I don't view overachieving as a bad quality, but in the case of the family blog, I started off with a recipe that requires a lot of steps. This doesn't mean you won't find complex recipes here, but since that first post, I've come to realize that the quickies, but goodies are the way to go most of the time.

What I'm not keeping to myself is this perfect summer and Fourth of July drink. I like wine and stick with that 99% of the time. Cocktails are great when someone else is making them, so I don't make them at home very often. I love coming up with cocktail ideas, but there's something fussy to me about making something that goes down really fast. I mean, I drink my coffee black mostly because it's the quickest way to get it into my system.

This puppy has three ingredients and it combines two of my favorite drinks into one - agua fresca and sparkling rosé. How easy is that (Ina's not going to sue me for saying that is she?)? Anyway, it's safe to say I'll be drinking a lot of these this summer. The great thing is that kiddos can have the agua fresca and the grownups can have the fun stuff. The recipe is alcoholic, but it's still family friendly!

Watermelon Rosé Sparklers

8-10 cups seedless watermelon, cubed (about 1/2 mini watermelon or 3 1/2 lb)
1 - 750 ml bottle of sparkling rosé
1-2 tsp freshly squeeze lime juice
lime wheels for garnish

Blend the watermelon and lime juice until smooth. Strain and place in the fridge until thoroughly chilled, about 2-3 hours.
Pour roughly 2 ounces of rosé and 2 ounces of watermelon juice into a champagne flute, garnish with lime.
Bottoms up and Happy Fourth!!

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