White Melon Sangria

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by kitty.rock

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.

Top Review by Ma Field

Made with honeydew and "Three buck Chuck" Pinot Grigio. Skipped the lime and starfruit garcnish since I didn't have any, but the lime is good to cut the sweetness of the melon. Fizzy and refreshing as ANY summer drink should be! Made for ZWT8 Herbaceous Honeys.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 354.88 ml melon, pieces (mixed colorful bite-size melon pieces, such as cantaloupe, honeydew, Ogen or Charentais)
  • 78.07 ml sugar
  • 750 ml bottlecrisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or 750 ml bottle pinot grigio wine
  • 59.14 ml brandy
  • 29.58 ml triple sec or 29.58 ml other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 177.44 ml sparkling water or 177.44 ml club soda
  • ice cube
  • limes or star fruit, slices (to garnish)
  • 1 small mint sprig (to garnish)


  1. Stir melon and sugar together in a large pitcher. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes to draw out the juices.
  2. Just before serving, stir wine, brandy, Triple Sec (or other orange liqueur) and sparkling water (or club soda) into the pitcher.
  3. Add ice cubes to 6 glasses.
  4. Fill the glasses with sangria, spooning some of the fruit into each glass.
  5. Garnish each drink with a slice of lime (or starfruit) and a sprig of mint.
  6. MAKE 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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