Watermelon Bellini

Watermelon Bellini

Whip up Watermelon Bellini for a refreshing sipper–plus any summer melon will work. For a nonalcoholic option, replace the sparkling wine with sparkling white grape juice, sparkling cider, or club soda.


  • 1 lime
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. coarse sugar
  • 3 cups frozen seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup sparkling wine, chilled (or sparkling white grape juice or sparkling cider or club soda)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Garnish: watermelon wedges


  1. Cut lime in half. Cut 1 half into wedges, and rub on rims of 8 (6-oz.) cocktail glasses; dip rims in coarse sugar to coat.
  2. Process frozen watermelon, 1 cup chilled sparkling wine (OR one of drinks above), sugar, salt, and juice from remaining lime half in a blender until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared glasses. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.


Recipe and Photo Source:  https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/watermelon-bellini