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“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 '' and posted for ZWT5.”
6 1 cup servings

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups melon, pieces (mixed colorful bite-size melon pieces, such as cantaloupe, honeydew, Ogen or Charentais)
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 (750 ml) bottlecrisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or 1 (750 ml) bottle pinot grigio wine
  • 14 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec or 2 tablespoons other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 34 cup sparkling water or 34 cup 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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