Watermelon Sangria and Vodka Infused Watermelon Pizza (2023)

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This watermelon sangria and infused pizza are THE two hot summer items for your adults-only party. Patriotic red white and blue fruit make it perfect for the 4th of July celebration and any other flag-waving occasion.

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I prefer cocktails over wine, but sangria is an exception. Back at home, this famous Spanish beverage is a staple item for parties.

Strawberry sangria aka bola, peach, and watermelon with white wine - SANGRIA BLANCA - are my favorite because I can tolerate it better than the red. Use sparkling wine for even fancier sangria.

Nothing says summer like biting into a thick slice of watermelon, but I was the only kid in the neighborhood that opted out of the sticky juice running down my elbows. I still don't eat melons but like everything WATERMELON-flavored. Weird, I know.

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If you're now thinkingJas, what's better than a watermelon, I'd tell you that eating watermelon while simultaneously having a drink is much, much better. Getting watermelon drunkinfused is easy enough to do.

Just cut a deep hole, stick an open bottle of vodka in it and let it do its magic (see the video below). Slice it up like a pizza, top with your favorite fruit, and enjoy! Just make sure to keep it away from kids. We don't want kids running around drunk, now do we?

I used a small star-shaped cookie cutter to cut my apples because the red, white, and blue colors just looked so patriotic and I couldn't resist. With the Fourth of July nearing, I found it perfect for the Independence Day celebration or any other patriotic holiday.

WHAT ARE WATERMELON PIZZA TOPPINGS?

You can use any fruit you like and get creative with this GLUTEN FREE pizza: pineapple, kiwi, mango, bananas, cantaloupe, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, apples, pears, cherries, pomegranate seeds, coconut flakes, mint, edible flowers...

For the kid-friendly version, omit the vodka and spread the slices with vanilla yogurt or cream cheese, or ricotta mixed with honey. You'll have a perfect healthy summer dessert that your whole family will love.

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Ingredients:

For the sangria

  • watermelon (3-4 lbs)
  • dry white wine
  • triple sec (optional)
  • vodka
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • apples
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh strawberries

For the infused watermelon pizza

  • seedless watermelon
  • bottle vodka
  • Fruit of choice

Step by step instuctions:

For the sangria

  1. Scoop 2 cups of melon using a melon baller and set aside. Dice the remaining watermelon into large chunks. Place the watermelon in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large jug. Add the wine, triple sec, vodka, and lime juice and stir until combined. Add the reserved watermelon, apple, blueberries, and strawberries and allow to stand in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.

For the infused watermelon pizza

  1. Cut a hole into the watermelon the same size as the vodka bottle cap. Place the spout of the bottle into that hole and allow it to empty into the melon; this can take up to30 minutes. Let it refrigerate for at least an hour up to overnight.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut off a large ring of watermelon right down the middle, about 2-3 inches thick. Lay the slice on a cutting board and cut into 6 or 8 slices, depending on size. Layer your fresh fruit on top as you please. You can add as few or as many toppings as you like!

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Watermelon Sangria and Infused Pizza

Refreshing new ways to use summer favorite fruit, this watermelon sangria and infused watermelon pizza will steal the spotlight at your next party.

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Course: Beverage

Cuisine: Spanish

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 526kcal

Author: Jas

Ingredients

For the sangria

  • 1 watermelon 3-4 lbs, diced or scooped with an ice cream scoop
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • ½ cup triple sec optional
  • 1 cup vodka
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 apples diced (or cut into stars with a cookie cutter)
  • 6 oz. fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced

For the infused watermelon pizza

  • 1 watermelon seedless
  • 1 bottle vodka
  • Fruit of choice

Instructions

For the sangria

  • Scoop 2 cups of melon using a melon baller and set aside. Dice the remaining watermelon into large chunks. Place the watermelon in a blender and pulse until smooth.

  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large jug. Add the wine, triple sec, vodka, and lime juice and stir until combined. Add the reserved watermelon, apple, blueberries, and strawberries and allow to stand in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.

For the infused watermelon pizza

  • Cut a hole into the watermelon the same size as the vodka bottle cap. Place the spout of the bottle into that hole and allow it to empty into the melon; this can take up to a half hour. Let it refrigerate for at least an hour up to overnight.

  • With a sharp knife, cut off a large ring of watermelon right down the middle, about 2-3 inches thick. Lay the slice on a cutting board and cut into 6 or 8 slices, depending on size. Layer your fresh fruit on top as you please. You can add as little or as many toppings as you like!

Expert Tips

~ Free Tip ~

Instead of scooping, cut watermelon into smaller chunks.

Nutrition

Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 4292IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg

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About Jas

I'm an excellent eater and a decent cook but also author, food photographer, recipe developer, a former anorexic, and current cheesecake addict. Cooking helps me link my Bosnian past to my American present.

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  1. Sheila says

    So glad to find your post. Very timely since we’re throwing a party on Sunday and this is just perfect. Thank you for sharing these brilliant ideas. Planning to make several shapes of my apples.

    Reply

    • Jas says

      Thanks, Sheila! I hope you all enjoy it 😀

      Reply

  2. Erlene says

    This would be a fun way to serve an adult fruit dessert. Love the look and will be featuring it on this week’s MM party.

    Reply

    • Jas says

      So happy you like it! Thank you so much for the feature 😀

      Reply

  3. Christie Hawkes says

    These look almost to pretty to eat and drink--almost. I'm sure I'd find a way. You must have the best parties at your house! Happy summer!

    Reply

    • Jas says

      Thanks, Christie! Nobody complained about my parties yet, lol. 😉

      Reply

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  4. Denise says

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    This looks both dangerous AND delicious! Thank you, I’m going to try it! From Blogger’s Pit Stop

    Reply

    • Jas says

      Thank you so much, Denise!

      Reply

  5. Angie ! Fiesta Friday says

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    Woohoo I'm so making these for 4th of July!! I'm finally going to be that cool guest who shows up bringing something everybody wants to try when I make them for my annual potluck with my friends!

    Reply

    • Jas says

      Haha, Angie, you crack me up! I hope you and your friends will enjoy it. Thank you so much!!!

      Reply

  6. Marissa | Squirrels of a Feather says

    Jas, I want to come and get watermelon-drunk with you! I think we would have a blast 😉 This is so perfect for summer. I am not huge watermelon fan either (messy) but I would make an exception here!

    Reply

    • Jas says

      Ha, ha, we totally would! 😀 Thanks for making me giggle!!!

      Reply

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  7. Julie says

    Sounds absolutely delicious, pinning for our next party

    Reply

    • Jas says

      Thank you, Julie!

      Reply

  8. Michelle Leslie says

    LOL Jas, when I saw the name of your latest creation I did a double take. Watermelon pizza of all things and then you had to add the sangria bit. Too yummy for words. I have got to try this

    Reply

    • Jas says

      Watermelon infused with vodka is my fairy world, LOL. 😉 Speaking of which, I'm so inspired by yours that I want to try (again) to create a fairy garden when I get time. See how it'll go. Hugs!

      Reply

  9. Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook says

    This looks like a perfect drink for Fiesta Friday party!! It looks so elegant and pretty! Thanks for sharing, Jas!

    Reply

    • Jas says

      So happy you like it, Jhuls. Have a great weekend!!!

      Reply

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FAQs

Can you mix watermelon with alcohol? ›

The sweet fruit is everywhere in the summer and blends beautifully with all types of alcohol. So whether you're a rum, tequila, or gin person, we've collected all our favorite ways to use the summertime fruit. We will gladly carry a watermelon to make all of these drinks.

What kind of fruit for Sangria? ›

You can use almost any fruit in sangria, although slices of orange or lemon are a common choice. Spanish chef José Pizarro likes to use cherries, peaches or strawberries, and always marinates his fruit the day before making sangria.

What does watermelon vodka mix well with? ›

They're made with fresh watermelon, vodka, lime juice and some optional club soda, sparkling water or even sprite if you want them fizzy and extra sweet. Make a summer spread with these cocktails, homemade Pico de Gallo, a big pasta salad and my lemon pepper salmon.

Does putting vodka in watermelon work? ›

nothing happens. The vodka and the watermelon somehow do not combine. It becomes a novelty drink fail, and you and your friends have a bottle of vodka to contend with, without the friendly addition of cubed fruit. But do not despair, novelty drink lovers!

How long should fruit sit in sangria before serving? ›

"The fruit will get mealy and limp, and the sangria will taste bitter," says Martinez. In general, aim for at least 30 minutes but no more than 2 hours, as in this recipe for Blood Orange Sangria.

What flavors go well with sangria? ›

Say “Sangria!” 5 Pairings We Love
  • White Sangria and Brie.
  • White Sangria and rich, creamy pasta.
  • White Sangria and lobster.
  • Red Sangria and steak.
  • Red Sangria and tapas-style starters.
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Does fruit in sangria soak up alcohol? ›

Sangria is a popular Spanish beverage made with wine, fruit, and brandy. The fruit in sangria is known to absorb some of the alcohol from the wine, making the drink less potent. However, the exact amount of alcohol that is absorbed by the fruit is unknown.

What mixes good with flavored vodka? ›

Raspberry and lemon are great friends and Orange and Pomegranate go great with ginger or anything dry and spicy. Try: Esker Scottish Raspberry Vodka with Summer House Drinks “Misty Lemonade” and fresh lemon & raspberries to garnish. Esker Orange & Pomegranate Vodka, with Fever-Tree Ginger Ale and orange peel to garnish.

Why watermelon is not good with alcohol? ›

May Increase The Risk Of Developing Liver Inflammation

People who drink alcohol regularly should avoid having large quantities of watermelon as the high level of lycopene may react with alcohol, further causing liver inflammation. Excessive oxidative stress on the liver can be harmful.

Why won't my watermelon soak up vodka? ›

The process doesn't work well, for obvious reasons: The flesh of the watermelon is a sponge that's already full. Vodka won't shoulder its way into space that's already occupied.

Which alcohol is best with watermelon? ›

Watermelon and tequila are a match made in heaven. This Margarita riff, featuring more than a touch of Mojito, involves a mix of tequila, lime juice, watermelon juice, agave nectar and mint, shaken and served on the rocks. It's a fresh and flavorful combination. Get the recipe.

Is sangria better made the night before? ›

The Best Sangria

The liquids and citrus can be mixed up the night before and chilled overnight for best infused flavor. Add chopped fruits the day you're serving.

Do you peel fruit for sangria? ›

The short answer is no, you don't need to peel oranges for sangria. The peel can actually add a nice flavor to the drink. However, if you are using oranges that are not organic, you may want to peel them to avoid any pesticides that may be on the skin.

Do you keep skin on in fruit for sangria? ›

Cut the oranges and apples into thin slices or wedges. Leave the peels on. Transfer the cut fruit to a pitcher. Add the brandy.

Does sangria go with pizza? ›

The answer is yes! Sangria pairs well with pizza because the fruity flavors of the drink complement the savory flavors of the pizza. The acidity of the sangria also cuts through the richness of the pizza, making for a refreshing and enjoyable combination.

Do you mix sangria with anything? ›

That said, anything goes! As long as you (and your guests) think it tastes good, you're golden. We've made light and refreshing white wine sangrias, sparkling sangrias, and rosé sangrias. Sangria with white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio pair well with cucumber, lemon, and Sprite.

Does cheese go with sangria? ›

Cheese – any kind of cheese will do, just pair it with sangria and you won't be disappointed! Whether you are preparing for your weekend party or just a casual meal with friends, Bodega Sangria is the perfect choice, because it pairs so well with everything!

Does alcohol infused food get you drunk? ›

If you intend to eat something with alcohol in its ingredients, don't assume that alcohol won't affect you. Foods cooked in alcohol have the potential to make you drunk, just like drinking alcohol could.

Can you get drunk from alcohol infused fruit? ›

Strictly, since the question was "Does the fruit have higher alcohol content than the punch" the answer is no. Given a long enough time the concentration would be the same in the fruit and the punch. For someone unused to alcohol that could be enough to affect them.

How long does fruit need to soak in vodka? ›

Infuse for 3 to 5 days: Shake the jar of fruit and vodka daily. You'll see the vodka gradually take on the color of the fruit. Taste it after 3 days and continue infusing to your liking. Most fruit vodkas are finished in 3 to 5 days, but you can continue infusing the vodka for longer.

What is a good alcohol to mix with watermelon? ›

On a hot summer afternoon, an ice cold watermelon rum cocktail with lime is such a treat. Fresh watermelon creates a naturally sweet, hydrating base for rum. Freshly squeezed lime juice adds a lovely, light tartness. This tasty watermelon drink is so easy to make.

What liquor is good with watermelon? ›

Watermelon and tequila are a match made in heaven. This Margarita riff, featuring more than a touch of Mojito, involves a mix of tequila, lime juice, watermelon juice, agave nectar and mint, shaken and served on the rocks.

Can you eat melon with alcohol? ›

Also known as a drunken watermelon, the recipe calls for simply injecting vodka into a whole watermelon and letting it slowly seep into the fruit. When it's ready, just cut the melon into pieces and enjoy eating this delicious boozy summer treat.

What alcohol should you not mix together? ›

Clear beverages like vodka, gin, and white wine contain less congeners than darker drinks like brandy, whisky, rum, and red wine. Mixing the congeners may increase stomach irritation.

Does watermelon and wine go together? ›

It can break down into flavor compounds reminiscent of lemon or lime. Pairing it with a citrusy sparkling wine, like a Cava or Corpinnat from Penedès, will make a cool, refreshing treat.

Does watermelon go with wine? ›

With just 3 simple ingredients, white wine, watermelon and ice, there is no added sugar which keeps it light and refreshing! If you enjoy balance when it comes to cocktails, there is no better way to sweeten up your drinks than with whole fruit.

What alcohol goes well with fruit juice? ›

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  • Carrot + Fireball. The squarest of juices meets the hypest of spirits in this unlikely duo. ...
  • Green Juice + Green Chartreuse. ...
  • Apple + Campari. ...
  • Grapefruit + Disaronno. ...
  • Cranberry + RumChata. ...
  • Pomegranate + Whiskey. ...
  • Orange + Spiced Rum.
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What does vodka watermelon taste like? ›

Smirnoff Watermelon is infused with a pink watermelon flavor for a sweet and refreshing taste in all of your drinks. Triple distilled, this specialty spirit is smooth enough to drink on the rocks or in a round of vodka shots.

What is watermelon liqueur called? ›

Midori is a popular brand of melon-flavored liqueur. It's instantly recognizable as the bright green bottle that shines behind many bars across the world. Originally produced in Japan by Suntory, it is a sweet liqueur made with neutral grain spirit, brandy, and sugar.

Can you mix watermelon and red wine? ›

Mix red wine with the watermelon puree. Serve in goblets, straight up or over ice, with some cubes of watermelon and pecans in each glass.

Why can't you drink alcohol and eat watermelon? ›

People who drink alcohol regularly should avoid having large quantities of watermelon as the high level of lycopene may react with alcohol, further causing liver inflammation. Excessive oxidative stress on the liver can be harmful.

Does the fruit in sangria absorb the alcohol? ›

Sangria is a popular Spanish beverage made with wine, fruit, and brandy. The fruit in sangria is known to absorb some of the alcohol from the wine, making the drink less potent.

Why won't my watermelon soak up the vodka? ›

The process doesn't work well, for obvious reasons: The flesh of the watermelon is a sponge that's already full. Vodka won't shoulder its way into space that's already occupied.

Can vodka and wine be mixed? ›

Vodka is an excellent hard liquor base for cocktails due to its mild flavor and smooth finish. Together, wine and vodka are two ingredients that combine well and can be mixed to create the perfect wine and vodka drinks.

What should you not mix with vodka? ›

25 Things You Shouldn't Mix With Alcohol
  • Morel Mushrooms.
  • Energy Drinks.
  • Marijuana.
  • Over-the-Counter Pain Relief.
  • Opioid Painkillers.
  • Muscle Relaxers.
  • Sleep Aids.
  • Cough Syrup.
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What happens if you mix 2 different types of alcohol? ›

Congeners such as methanol and furfural may be found in some, but not all, types of alcohol. By mixing different kinds of alcohol, you may be unknowingly drinking higher amounts of congeners, which can lead to a more intense hangover, nausea, and dizziness the next day.

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