A watermelon spritz is a cocktail made with fresh watermelon juice, limoncello, and prosecco. It’s fruity and sweet with a punch of citrus. The best part is that it’s so easy to make!
Sure, it might be the first day of fall, but I think that is all the more reason to make a Watermelon Spritz and to soak in the last of the warm weather. There is something magical about the last days of summer, and I firmly believe that the sunsets are the best this time of year. So mix up a spritz, head outside, and savor every minute.
This Watermelon Spritz was inspired by my love of spritzes, and by a message that my friend Jenn sent me. She was vacationing in California with her husband and she had a Watermelon Spritz at her hotel and loved it! This really means something since she is usually a beer kinda chick (one of the reasons why we get along so well!).
Obviously, I had to come up with my own watermelon spritz recipe. I experimented a little, and ended up with a simple three ingredient recipe. You just need to mix watermelon juice, prosecco, and limoncello together to make this cocktail.
You can mix up just two spritzes, or you can make a full pitcher. If you want just two, buy a mini bottle of prosecco. To make a pitcher use a full 750 ml bottle. A full pitcher is enough for 8 cocktails.
I couldn’t find watermelon juice at Whole Foods, so I just put chunks of watermelon in a food processor. You could use store bought watermelon juice instead. Sometimes grocery stores do carry it.
Want to try some more spritz recipes? You might want to try a classic Aperol Spritz which has a balance of sweet and bitter flavors.
Or, try a Lemon Spritz which is made with limoncello in place of Aperol.
How to Make a Watermelon Spritz:
- 3 cups Watermelon Juice
- 3 cups Prosecco (a 750 ml bottle)
- 1/3 cup Limoncello
- 2 cups of Ice
- Optional: Garnish with Lemons and slices of Watermelon
Pour the ice into a pitcher. Add the watermelon juice, prosecco, and limoncello.
Gently stir to mix.
Serve right away.
Or to make two servings, use a mini bottle of prosecco (187 ml), 3/4 cup of watermelon juice, and 1 ounce of limoncello.