Beat the heat this summer and quench your thirst with this super refreshing Cucumber Melon Sangria.
The best summer cocktails are light, refreshing and easy to sip on all night long. This Cucumber Melon Sangria ticks all of those boxes plus it is made in advance which pretty much makes this the perfect summer party cocktail.
What is sangria?
Sangria is a cocktail that originates in Spain. The most readily known version uses red wine along with a variety of fruits and another form of liquor like brandy. This Cucumber Melon Sangria is different in that it uses white wine instead of red and gin instead of brandy.
What white wine do I use to make a white sangria recipe?
What I love about sangria is you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy it. A $10 or less bottle of white wine will do the job nicely. Pick a moderately dry white wine for this Cucumber Melon Sangria rather than a super rich-tasting wine simply because you want the flavors of the fruit to shine through.
Pile in chunks of sweet honeydew melon, fresh cucumber slices and a handful of cooling mint along with a generous pour of dry gin. Let this mixture chill out in the fridge for at least a few hours so all the flavors blend together. To keep the taste light and refreshing, add a bit of sparkling water or club soda to the pitcher just before serving.
Easy White Sangria Recipe for a Crowd
The recipe for this Cucumber Melon Sangria is easily multiplied for a large group of people, and I highly recommended that you at least double it. The sweet flavor of the melon chunks, the crisp taste of the cucumber slices and and the refreshing mint leaves all combine to make this white sangria recipe a huge crowd-pleaser.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly you sip your way through it.
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- 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine
- 3/4 cup gin
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 1/2 honeydew melon, cubed
- 1/2 seedless cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup sparkling water or club soda
- Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a large pitcher and still well. Refrigerate at least 3 hours (more if possible).
- Just before serving, pour in sparkling water and gently stir to combine. Serve over ice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13 Carbohydrates: 3g