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Sparkling Watermelon Cooler

by Diana Petriella | Published 07.14.2023

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Baldacci Sparkling Wine

Summertime calls for vibrant and refreshing beverages that capture the flavors of the season.

This week, we’re excited to share a delightful new wine cocktail recipe—our Sparkling Watermelon Cooler. This invigorating summer sipper combines the natural sweetness of fresh watermelon, the tanginess of lime, and the effervescence of our Pops Sparkling Wine.

Join us as we dive into this thirst-quenching recipe that will elevate your summer gatherings to new heights.

Sparkling Watermelon Cooler Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed
2 ounces of mint simple syrup*
Juice of 1 fresh lime
1 bottle of chilled Pops Sparkling Wine
Fresh mint leaves and watermelon slices for garnish

*For the mint simple syrup:

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar or sweetener of choice
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Combine water, sugar, and mint leaves. Microwave or heat on the stovetop until near boiling, then allow syrup to cool to room temperature. Strain and store in fridge for up to two weeks.

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, puree the fresh watermelon until smooth.
  2. Strain the watermelon juice into a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add the mint simple syrup and fresh lime juice to the cocktail shaker.
  4. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into chilled glasses, filling them halfway.
  6. Top each glass with Pops Sparkling Wine.
  7. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and watermelon slices.
  8. Raise a glass, sip, and enjoy the refreshing taste of summer!

Pairing Suggestions

The Sparkling Watermelon Cooler is incredibly versatile when it comes to pairing options. Its crisp and fruity profile pairs beautifully with an array of summer dishes. Consider serving this cocktail alongside fresh seafood, light salads, or even a cheese platter adorned with tangy goat cheese and creamy brie. The possibilities are endless!

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, enjoying a relaxing day by the pool, or simply seeking a refreshing beverage to unwind, this Sparkling Watermelon Cooler is a must-try cocktail this summer.

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Author

Diana Petriella

Diana Petriella is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently pursuing her Level 4 Diploma through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She is passionate about wine education and making wine approachable for all knowledge levels.

Diana Petriella is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently pursuing her Level 4 Diploma through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She is passionate about wine education and making wine approachable for all knowledge levels.