Beat the heat this summer and quench your thirst with this super refreshing Cucumber Melon Sangria.
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. You’ll even find sangria recipes that use rosé wine, too, like our irresistible Peach Rosé Sangria.
What kind of wine do you use for this white sangria recipe?
What I love about sangria is you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy it. A $10-12 bottle of white wine will do the job nicely in this recipe.
Since this Cucumber Melon Sangria gets its sweetness from fruit and a bit of sugar, look for a white wine that is dry and crisp. Definitely reserve that oak-heavy Chardonnay for another occasion. I used a Sauvignon Blanc from California, but a Vinho Verde, a dry Riesling or even a Pinot Grigio would work well, too.
Sangrias are great party cocktails for a group.
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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 4 hours (more if possible).
- Just before serving, pour in sparkling water and gently stir to combine. Serve over ice in lowball or stemless wine glasses.
Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping.
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Serving Size:1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 27mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Protein: 1g