As I mentioned in Tuesday's LTP post, I have a serious love for fruity summer cocktails. Apparently, I'm not the only one who worships at the temple of alcohol-infused fruity goodness... after I posted a photo on facebook of the watermelon sangria I had at a friend's BBQ on Monday, I received a crazy number of requests for the recipe! Luckily, I was able to get Charles (aka the BBQ friend/Mario's best friend) to divulge the secrets to his delicious concoction. Let me just say that I am so lucky to have Charles in my life - not only is he a really cool guy, he's also an amazing chef. The time I spend with him is always filled with delicious food and tales from the restaurant world (he knows my future BFF, Marcus!!).
While sangria is one of those drinks I would order any time of the year, the addition of the watermelon really turns it into the perfect summer cocktail. It's light, refreshing, and fruity. It's also really fun to serve yourself a drink from a watermelon (especially after you've already made a few visits to said watermelon). This is the perfect summer drink for any party, BBQ... or just a fun weekend on your own. ;-)