Melon Sangria

Melon Sangria is a unique white sangria that is nothing like any sangria you’ve ever tasted before. It’s fresh, it’s fruity and just the right amount of light ‘n boozy, making this the must-try pitcher drink of the summer! Seriously, you are going to have everyone begging for the recipe after the first sip.

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You know what I love and never drink enough of?

SANGRIA.

Sangria is my jammmmmm. I love all the different flavors you can have for different seasons, from Valentine’s Day to Christmas, Spring to Fall, and even ones with beer in them (yes, seriously).

 

 

 

I haven’t made a white and fruity sangria for a long time, so when I saw that melons hit the produce section at Sprouts, inspiration hit me like a ton of bricks! 

 

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Speaking of…. Right now it’s all about melon mania over at Sprouts! You can grab a RIDICULOUS variety of melons, including a ton that I have never heard of. Did you know that there is a Santa Claus melon? Or a Canary melon?

Both just happen to be in this sangria by the way…

 

I loved pulling together this sangria with three varieties of melons I hadn’t tried before. The combination of these melons is sweet, tart and oh-so flavorful.

Even though all these melons look the same color when you scoop them out into balls, their flavors are different and bring so much variety to this sangria. You barely need any sugar at all to bring a tinge of sweet flavor to the pitcher.

Instead, the melons serve as the main sweetener!

 

I’m sure there’s something I could insert here about how natural sweeteners are always the best sweeteners, but lord knows I don’t use too many healthy things in my cooking… 😉

So whether you have a patio party coming up, or simply want to sip on something infused with all the flavors of summer, this melon sangria is where it’s AT.

 

Happy summer sipping!

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Melon Sangria

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time:10 minutes

Total Time:10 minutes + 1 to 2 hours to chill

With three different types of melon, this melon sangria is off-the-charts flavorful. It's perfect for summer and oh-so easy to pull together!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Galia melon
  • 1/2 Santa Claus melon
  • 1/2 Canary melon
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1 bottle white wine, chilled (I used Pinot Grigio)
  • 1 cup Sprouts lemonade
  • Mint leaves
  • Club soda

Directions:

  • Cut melons in half and remove seeds.
  • Using a melon baller, scoop out balls of melon and add to a large pitcher.
  • Top melon balls with honey, Grand Marnier, wine, lemonade, and a handful of fresh mint leaves.
  • Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Serve sangria in tall glasses, filling ¾ of the way up. Top with club soda and serve with a garnish of mint leaves and melon balls.
Yum

11 Responses to “Melon Sangria”

  1. Kim leonard — June 7, 2017 at 7:47 am (#)

    This is so delicious and refreshing!

  2. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen — June 7, 2017 at 10:13 am (#)

    This sangria looks SO crisp and delicious! I looove melon and can’t wait to try these ones!

  3. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — June 7, 2017 at 10:39 am (#)

    I’ve never even heard of those melons, but I LOVE sangria so I may need to find them so I can try this!

  4. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — June 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm (#)

    I know a few friends would would drink this!

  5. Jen — June 7, 2017 at 3:57 pm (#)

    Wow! I think I’ll make this for my next Mom’s Night In and make up little recipe cards for them to take home. I can see this being our summer go-to drink.

  6. Jennifer — June 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm (#)

    This looks so refreshing! A fun cocktail for summer!

  7. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — June 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm (#)

    Now that sounds like my kind of treat! I need to make this ASAP!

  8. katerina @ diethood.com — June 8, 2017 at 4:55 am (#)

    WOW!! This is fantastic!! I can’t wait to give it a try!!

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  10. Abbey — June 9, 2017 at 12:52 am (#)

    Are those champagne flutes from World Market? So cute!

    • Meghan B. — June 9, 2017 at 9:27 am (#)

      They are actually from Z Gallerie! Aren’t they adorable?!

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