This Watermelon Mint Wine Cocktail is made with only 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Fresh mint and lime juice add a Mexican-inspired twist that we all know and love.
It’s officially SUMMER! And let’s be honest, what better way to celebrate than with a boozy and refreshing drink? This Watermelon Mint Wine Cocktail is made with only 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. It’s made without any added sweeteners like simple syrup or sugar – the watermelon and wine is sweet enough. And the fresh mint and lime juice add a Mexican-inspired twist that we all know and love.
Since we’re being open and honest here, I’ve got to admit that my drink of choice is a dry, red wine. But as the summer temps rise and I find myself sitting on the porch more and more, sometimes an ice cold drink other than beer is really what I want.
(The fiancé is going to be so sad when he reads this. He brews his own beer so there’s always plenty of it in our apartment. Sorry, John!)
My solution? Why not bring together the best of both worlds and make and ice cold WINE COCKTAIL?
To make, all you have to do is puree some watermelon in a blender, pour over ice, add some pink moscato wine, chopped (or muddled) mint leaves and some freshly squeezed lime juice. Stir and serve. Easy peazy.
My kind of drink.
This Watermelon Mint Wine Cocktail really hits the spot. Most importantly, it’s filled with ice, which in and of itself is instantly refreshing. Then you add some seasonal fruit and herbs, a splash of acidity and some alcohol (of course) and you’ve got summer in a glass!
For this recipe, I used Sutter Homes Pink Moscato. It’s inexpensive, you can find it in most stores and it’s really great for mixing with other ingredients.
If you make this recipe, let me know in the comments below or snap a photo and tag me @isabeleats on Instagram. I’d love to see you enjoying this boozy drink!
- 1 cup diced watermelon, chilled
- 1 cup pink moscato wine, chilled
- 1 lime, halved
- Handful of mint, coarsely chopped
- Plenty of ice cubes
- In a blender, puree the diced watermelon.
- Fill two stemless wine or cocktail glasses with ice.
- Pour half of the pureed watermelon and pink moscato into each glass, distributing evenly.
- Freshly squeeze in the juice of half a lime, add in some coarsely chopped mint and mix with a spoon.
- Enjoy immediately!