Beat the heat this summer and quench your thirst with this super refreshing Cucumber Melon Sangria.

A pitcher of 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, orange juice 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

The beauty of sangria is that it is completely adaptable to your tastes, which makes creating a delicious, refreshing batch cocktail quick and easy. 

Not a brandy fan? Use rum. Is vodka your spirit of choice? Feel free to swap it for the gin in this recipe. See how easy it is to make it your own? 

Two low ball glasses of Cucumber Melon Sangria garnished with fresh cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves. What ingredients do you use for this melon sangria recipe? 

The ingredient list for this Cucumber Melon Sangria is tailor-made for a hot summer day. It has refreshment written all over it.  

Think crisp cucumber, juicy honeydew melon and fresh, fragrant mint leaves along with a bit of gin, white wine and a bit of bubbly club soda or sparkling water. It’s spa water with a lovely kick. 

Tip: Not a honeydew melon fan? Try substituting cantaloupe instead! 

 

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.

Glass pitcher and three low ball glasses filled with Cucumber Melon Sangria. How to serve sangria

Sangria recipes make beautiful presentations because of all the fruit floating in it. If you have a punch bowl, now is the time to break it out.

No punch bowl? A pitcher gives an equally lovely look as does popping a few pieces of fruit in each lowball or stemless wine glass. (I think these tasty, slightly boozy bites are the best part of any sangria recipe.)

 

Sangrias are great party cocktails for a group. 

Most sangrias, including this Cucumber Melon Sangria, have a lower alcohol content than most mixed drinks making them ideal (and more economical) for large groups. 

The beauty of sangria is that once you’ve made it, you are done bartending for the night. So go ahead and make a double (or triple) batch of this Cucumber Melon Sangria for your backyard BBQ. This thirst-quencher goes down quickly! 

 

Pin this Cucumber Melon Sangria recipe for later! 

Large glass pitcher filled with Cucumber Melon Sangria.

You can never have too many white sangria recipes!

Pineapple Sangria – Garnish with Lemon®

Fruity White Sangria – Aggie’s Kitchen

Elderflower Sangria – Garnish with Lemon®

White Sangria Recipe – Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Sangria Lemonade – Garnish with Lemon®

 

Yield: 6 servings

Cucumber Melon Sangria

Cucumber Melon Sangria

Crisp cucumber, juicy honeydew melon and fresh, fragrant mint leaves make this summer sangria recipe one of the most refreshing around.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a large pitcher and still well. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (more if possible).
  2. Just before serving, pour in sparkling water and gently stir to combine. Serve over ice in lowball or stemless wine glasses.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

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