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My summer drink

About 2 weeks ago, my friend Dominique introduced to what is now my favorite place to have lunch: Les Folies. It’s a cute restaurant that’s right across the street from Mont Royal metro. Now I love to have Sangrias in the summer. That place makes the best sangrias I have ever tasted. Instead of using cherries like most places do, they used raspberries and the combination is delicious!

Last night though, Tristan told me about a place in the old port that makes way better sangrias. With watermelon! I would have never thought of combining my favorite summer fruit with my favorite summer drink! Now I’m not going to lie, I haven’t tried it yet but it’s definitely at the top of my to do list!

Here’s a recipe of Watermelon Sangria I found online:
2 pounds seedless watermelon, peeled and cubed, plus 1/2 pound watermelon cut into balls with a melon baller and skewered on picks
1 bottle dry white wine
6 ounces vodka
4 ounces Cointreau or other triple sec
4 ounces Citrus Syrup

In a blender, puree the watermelon cubes. Pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher. Add the white wine, vodka, Cointreau and Citrus Syrup. Stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir again, then pour the sangria into ice-filled white wine glasses and garnish with the skewered watermelon balls.