Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Party Skewers

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Summer is here and these red, white and blue watermelon skewers make a delicious appetizer. Serve these up as a snack, or at your next pool-side party.

appetizers and a bottle of wine are on the ledge near a pool.

I am so glad summer is here. Doesn’t everything seem so much more relaxed?

We are having friends over to swim today and I can’t wait to share these Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines with them. When the weather is hot, nothing is better for entertaining than cool sparkling wine.

Did you know that Gloria Ferrer was the first sparkling wine house in Sonoma Carneros? They were also the first to bring back clones from France to plant their vineyard. It is this attention to detail that has helped Gloria Ferrer wines earn over 500 gold medals and 50 90+ scores in the last 5 years.

This will be the perfect sparkling wine to serve our friends!

Pouring sparkling wine into a champagne glass.

I have written about Gloria Ferrer’s wines and paired recipes for them in the past. Who can forget these Gluten Free Lemon Tarts? The tart pairs so well with Gloria Ferrer’s sparkling wine.

Now I get to share NV Brut Rosé with you. It is their newest sparkling wine. You may also love their NV Blanc de Blanc. Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is Carneros’ original sparkling wine house, owned and founded by the Ferrer family of Spain. Named for José Ferrer’s wife, Gloria, the winery opened in 1986 in the breezy, now-famous region in southernmost Sonoma County. Grab a bottle and let me know what you think?

Appetizers with wine in the background

 

For my pairing, I decided to make an appetizer that is perfect for a lazy day at the pool. These red, white and blue skewers are great because you can hold one without having to put your glass down :-). Fresh juicy watermelon, fresh mozzarella cheese, and blueberries taste so good together. Drizzle on a balsamic honey sauce to make them even better.

Appetizers and sparkling wines pool-side

This appetizer is so easy to make. Grab a star shaped cookie cutter and you are ready!

A star shaped cookie cutter cutting out watermelon stars.

Cut out a lot of stars because your guests will want to eat a lot of these :-).

Making the watermelon appetizer

How to make watermelon and mozzarella fruit skewers:

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Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Appetizers
Prep Time
12 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 

Easy watermelon, mozzarella cheese and blueberry skewers with a balsamic honey sauce

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 201 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
Ingredients
  • 1 watermelon seedless
  • 1 pound mozzarella
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Slice watermelon and use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes in the watermelon.

  2. To assemble the skewers: add blueberries first. Next is the mozzarella. Last, stick the toothpick into the watermelon star. 


  3. Mix the balsamic vinegar and honey in a small bowl.

  4. Once the tray is full, drizzle the balsamic sauce over the skewers.

Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
201kcal | Fat: 9g | Saturated fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 462mg | Carbohydrates: 33g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Protein: 10g | Vitamin A: 47.9% | Vitamin C: 38.3% | Calcium: 21.8% | Iron: 6.3%

 

Check out this Gloria Ferrer post that I paired an Acorn Squash Risotto with their chardonnay.

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Comments

  1. A glass of that sparkling wine in one hand, and your appetizer in the other, and I am one happy partygoer!

  2. Perfect with 4th of July around the corner!

  3. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says:

    YUM! I love these festive Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Appetizers and that you paired ’em with sparkling wine! Cannot wait to try!

  4. Pool party paradise! What fun and refreshing treats to enjoy with friends!

  5. So cute! These are awsome ideas for the party!

  6. What a fun idea! And I wouldn’t mind a glass of that wine as well! 🙂

  7. A Fourth of July must make! I will be saving this!

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