Watermelon-Sriracha Sangria

This sangria is the perfect drink for summertime- integrating one of the sweetest fruits of the season while still packing a punch from Randy Clemens’s favorite ingredient, Sriracha.

Watermelon-Sriracha Sangria
from The Veggie Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook by Randy Clemens

Makes 6 to 8 servings

8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 (750 ml) bottle dry unoaked white wine  (such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
1/4 cup Calvados, light rum, or brandy
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons Sriracha
2 limes, thinly sliced
12 fluid ounces natural ginger ale (such as Reed’s Original Ginger Brew)
Ice cubes, for serving
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

In a blender, puree 6 cups of the watermelon. Strain into a large pitcher. Add the wine, Calvados, sugar, Sriracha, lime slices, and remaining 2 cups of watermelon. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (This can be made up to 2 days in advance.)

When ready to serve, give the mixture a healthy stir, then pour in the ginger ale. Put a few ice cubes in each glass, then fill with the sangria, making sure to get some lime and watermelon goodies in everyone’s cup. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve immediately.

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The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook – Recipes by The Recipe Club