In Honor of August 3 rd National Watermelon Day, Thirst Quenching And Healthy Wonder Melon Recipe from Celebrity Chef George Duran

Wednesday August 3rd is National Watermelon Day, and here has a drink recipe from celebrity chef George Duran using Wonder Melon organic cold-pressed watermelon juice. Celebrity chef George Duran has crafted a delicious, refreshing, and easy-to-make drink recipe to keep you cool and hydrated this summer. Impress your guests at party time with a tasty and fun Wonder Melon Sangria.

For a lively and buzzing cocktail with a fruity twist, try George Duran’s delectable watermelon sangria, using Wonder Melon® for delicious flavor and guilt-free nutrition. The all-natural, 100% organic cold-pressed juice makes for a great mixer that almost anyone can enjoy because it is vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, non-GMO verified, certified fair trade, and contains no added sugar, artificial ingredients, or artificial colorings. Fight off those hot summer temperatures and quench your guests’ thirst with some Wonder Melon Sangrias that are easy to make, fun to look at, and even more fun to drink. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • Granny Smith apple slices cut into shapes
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 5 cups Wonder Melon juice
  • 1 bottle dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ½ cup orange liqueur
  • Ice

Directions:

  • Put all the ingredients into a large pitcher and gently stir to mix. Add some ice.
  • Pour into glasses making sure to get a nice helping of fruit into each one.
  • Serve with spoons.

Makes about 10 servings.

“I love using watermelon in my summer drinks because it’s naturally refreshing and has tons of benefits for the body,” George Duran says. “I use Wonder Melon in my recipes because the cold-pressed juice helps to retain those nutritional benefits while offering the full watermelon flavor.”

National Watermelon Day falls on August 3rd, while students are out of school and travel and festival seasons are in full swing. George Duran’s crowd-pleasing drink recipe is perfect for all your summer entertaining. They’re incredibly easy to make, and great for any host to serve up some fun presentation without spending the day in the kitchen. Plus, guests will be happy to know that they can consume the healthy and tasty drinks as much as they like, guilt-free.

Wonder Melon is the not-so-secret ingredient in George’s Wonder Melon Sangria. The watermelon-based bottled drink is a thirst-quencher for folks looking for a clean yet flavorful drink, as it’s made from 100% organic cold-pressed juice with no added sugar, artificial ingredients, or artificial colorings. Wonder Melon is 100% organic, all-natural, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, non-GMO verified, and certified fair trade.

Cold-pressed juice, as opposed to other forms of fruit juice, is made with a hydraulic press, allowing for maximum extraction of the fruit or vegetable’s juices and nutrients. With health and wellness becoming increasingly popular, consumers often seek out food and drinks to help boost the immune system. As such, cold-pressed juices have been rising in popularity as a healthy and guilt-free treat.

Watermelons are one of the most popular fruits in America, partly for their delicious taste, and partly for their nutritional advantages. They are made up of 92% water, making them excellent for hydration, plus they’re packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which is beneficial for digestion, heart health and blood pressure.

George Duran is a polylingual chef, comedian and host and culinary contributor for Good Morning America. He is the host of TLC’s The Ultimate Cake Off!, and is well-known for his Food Network show Ham on the Street. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook for fun food photos and inspiration @ChefGeorgeDuran. Also check out his website at www.georgeduran.com.

Wonder Melon is available in low-calorie 8.45 oz. bottles of Watermelon Cucumber Basil and Watermelon Lemon Cayenne. Visit www.wondermelonjuice.com for online ordering, distribution locations, recipe ideas, and more.

About Kayco/Kayco Beyond

Kayco is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of kosher foods. It has expanded Kayco Beyond Division sources and distributes new products to the general market beyond kosher to meet the demands of consumers looking for optional products that are healthful, convenient and/or for restricted diets and lifestyles. These brands include Absolutely! Gluten Free®, Beetology™, Mighty Sesame Co™, Wonder Melon™, Wonder Lemon™, and Dorot Gardens®, among others. They are headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. (www.KAYCO.com).