Watermelon is packed with nutrients. It’s high in vitamins A, C, and, B, and also contributes healthy fiber. So naturally, we know watermelon juice is good for you. But this one has a secret—we added a few adult-only ingredients. If you’re looking for an easy and super refreshing drink to make, look no further than this Watermelon Prosecco Punch. Made with fresh watermelon, berries, vodka, and prosecco, you’ll be hard pressed to find another punch that brings the flavor like this one. It’s quick to make: hollow out a watermelon, add the fruit to a blender, and pour the mixture back into the watermelon. Add the vodka and prosecco and you’re done!
– If you have an abundance of watermelon and want to save them for out-of-season periods, then you can freeze the juice and save it for later. Simply add the juice to a Ziploc bag. Press out all the air, seal, and store flat in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge, or enjoy half frozen on a hot day, or use it to make Watermelon Prosecco Punch.
– If you don’t have vodka or prosecco, you can use any other alcohol, even a light white wine or champagne will do!).
– For extra flavor, add a few extra sprigs of fresh mint.
– Make sure you pick a sweet, ripe watermelon! Look for a heavy watermelon (the heavier, the riper it is). If it has a yellow spot on the surface, it means the watermelon spent more time ripening, so it will be sweeter. You can also tap it gently while holding it up. If it sounds hollow, it’s rip and ready to eat. You also want to look out for a watermelon that is slightly dull green, these will be sweeter.
Store the Watermelon Prosecco Punch in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. After this, it might start to become sour. If you want to store it for a longer time, you can freeze it. Or even better, pour the mixture into popsicle molds, and make adult popsicles!
Use one hand to keep the watermelon sturdy on a cutting board while cutting off the top.
Use a spoon to remove the flesh from the watermelon.
Add the watermelon flesh, berries, and 1 cup of vodka to a food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture through a sieve into the watermelon.
Add ice and the Prosecco.
Strain through a sieve, add ice and Prosecco. Serve with colorful straws. Alternatively, you can pour the mixture into individual glasses.
Don’t skip the straining step, this will remove the seeds, which will make it easier to serve and drink.