Watermelon Pomegranate Sangria
Makes 12 one-cup servings
2 1 /2 cups watermelon juice
1 medium orange, ends cut off and sliced thin
4 cups watermelon chunks (in 1-inch cubes or triangles with rind)
1/2 cup brandy
2 cups pomegranate juice
1 bottled red wine, chilled (a fruity wine, such as shiraz or merlot works well)
1 1/2 cups orange Italian soda
Fill ice cube trays with watermelon juice and freeze.
Place orange slices, watermelon, and brandy in medium sized bowl, toss gently, and let stand for 15 minutes to allow fruit to soak up the brandy flavors.
In a large pitcher, add fruit mixture, pomegranate juice, and wine. Refrigerate for one hour or longer to allow flavors to blend. Just before serving, add the Italian soda. Serve over watermelon ice cubes.