Recipe: Watermelon Prosecco Punch

Recipe: Watermelon Prosecco Punch

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Sheela Prakash
Jul 11, 2017
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

To me, serving a cocktail that involves bubbles makes just about any occasion feel like a celebration — even if it's only an impromptu Thursday barbecue. That's what makes this punch so important to have on your roster this summer. Cubes of fresh, juicy watermelon bob in a pitcher of Prosecco and the whole thing is brightened up further with fresh mint leaves. It's a cocktail that is sure to turn even the most laid-back, thrown-together affair feel extra festive and fun.

A Celebratory Pitcher Cocktail for Laid-Back Summer Days

The darling of summer fruit — watermelon — is what really makes this drink taste of the season. Pick up a container of the fruit already cubed and it's simply a matter of tossing it into the pitcher along with fresh mint leaves, which bring a bright, herbal note to the situation. Just before you're ready to serve, pour in the Prosecco so that it's at its most bubbly when you go to pour the punch into ice-filled glasses.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

3-Ingredient Pitcher Cocktails

If you're looking to serve up festive cocktails to the crowd at your next gathering, be it a impromptu happy hour or a backyard bash, know that it is a whole lot easier than you may think. If you've got a pitcher on hand and just three ingredients, you've got all it takes to kick off the party.

Watermelon Prosecco Punch

Serves 6

2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
2 cups cubed watermelon
1 (750-milliliter) bottle dry sparkling wine, such as prosecco or cava, chilled

Slap the mint leaves in your hands to release their aromatic oils. Mix the mint, watermelon, and sparkling wine in a pitcher. Serve in ice-filled glasses.

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