Looking for a refreshing drink to make for summer? A large pitcher of this Easy Melon and Apple Sangria is perfect!
Sangria is a versatile drink and can be made with almost any summer fruit or wine combination. This white wine sangria recipe I’m sharing uses the refreshing combination of melon and my favorite fruit, fresh apples. The ingredients for this drink can be easily found at grocery stores and you can choose which white wine you prefer.
Nothing beats summer drinks with fresh fruit and some white or red wine! Make this easy recipe for a summer party or enjoy it in a great weekend with your family. Sangria is the perfect drink to serve on warm summer nights and watching sunsets.
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Kitchen Notes & Tips
- For best results, the melon should be frozen for a minimum of 3 hours before you make your Melon and Apple Sangria. It’s a long time to wait, but trust me, it’s worth it because it’s one of the best parts of this recipe.
- Sangria should chill in the refrigerator for the flavors to combine well for 2 hours prior to serving.
- Strawberries, grapes, watermelon, apples, oranges and lemon are all great choices for this recipe.
What To Serve with Easy Melon and Apple Sangria?
These summer recipes could be perfect pair for this Melon and Apple Sangria:
- Roasted Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes
- Lemon Strawberry Shortcake
- Crunchy Celery Apple Salad
- Croissants with Homemade Cherry Chutney
Ingredients for Easy Melon and Apple Sangria
- 1/4 melon
- 1 bottle white wine such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
- 3 T. sugar
- 1-1/2 C. prepared lemonade
- 1/4 C. White rum
- 1 tart green apple such as Granny Smith
- 1 lemon
- 10-12 fresh mint leaves
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How To Make Easy Melon and Apple Sangria
Step #1. Place the melon in the freezer for 3 hours.
Step #2. In a large serving bowl or pitcher, combine wine and sugar.
Step #3. Add lemonade and rum.
Step #4. Slice the apple and lemon. Add the chopped apples and lemon to the wine mixture.
Step #5. Remove melon from freezer. Cut it into cubes or use a melon baller to make the melon balls. Add them to the wine mixture.
Step #6. Add mint leaves and place into refrigerator. Chill for 2 hours. Taste and add 1 T additional sugar if needed.
Step #7. Pour into glasses over ice. Enjoy!
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