OK, so it's kind of a contradiction for a sangria, which is named for its blood-red color, to be made with white wine, but 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.

Cheryl & Bill Jamison
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007


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  • Stir melon and sugar together in a large pitcher. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes to draw out the juices.

  • Just before serving, stir wine, brandy, Triple Sec (or other orange liqueur) and sparkling water (or club soda) into the pitcher. Add ice cubes to 6 glasses. Fill the glasses with the sangria, spooning some of the fruit into each glass. Garnish each drink with a slice of lime (or starfruit) and a sprig of mint.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Step 2 just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

197.8 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 17.5g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 687IU 14% DV; vitamin c 11.2mg 19% DV; folate 9.5mcg 2% DV; calcium 14.4mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 17mg 6% DV; potassium 191.2mg 5% DV; sodium 13.8mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.

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This is a refreshingly light Sangria that is always a hit! I've served it at open houses and barbeques. Everyone loves it. Be sure and use the fresh mint and lime. Makes for a great presentation. Quite refreshing! Read More