1/1 Photo of White Melon Sangria
Even though it seems a contradiction for a sangria to be made with white wine (since sangria is named for its blood-red color), once you've tasted this festive thirst quencher it won't matter a bit! Pieces of mixed summer melons are the perfect match for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. From 'EatingWell.com' and posted for ZWT5.
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- 1 1/2 cups melon, pieces (mixed colorful bite-size melon pieces, such as cantaloupe, honeydew, Ogen or Charentais)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 (750 ml) bottle crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or 1 (750 ml) bottle pinot grigio wine
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 2 tablespoons triple sec or 2 tablespoons other orange-flavored liqueur
- 3/4 cup sparkling water or 3/4 cup club soda
- ice cube
- limes or star fruit, slices (to garnish)
- 1 small mint sprig (to garnish)
- 1Stir melon and sugar together in a large pitcher. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes to draw out the juices.
- 2Just before serving, stir wine, brandy, Triple Sec (or other orange liqueur) and sparkling water (or club soda) into the pitcher.
- 3Add ice cubes to 6 glasses.
- 4Fill the glasses with sangria, spooning some of the fruit into each glass.
- 5Garnish each drink with a slice of lime (or starfruit) and a sprig of mint.
- 6MAKE AHEAD TIP: prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Step 2 just before serving.
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Nutritional Facts for White Melon Sangria
Serving Size: 1 (183 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 170.7
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 6.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 14.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 12.2 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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