Melon Sangria

A favorite summer drink in Chile combines melon with white wine. But it’s not the unique combination of flavors that’s so interesting…it’s the way this drink is served. The chilled wine is poured directly into half of a melon and then sipped with a straw. Sounds delicious right?

This white melon sangria is inspired by the same flavors as the Chilean cocktail but made with Madria Sangria Moscato and Hennessy. Inspired by warm seaside summers Madria Sangria is a delicious blend of Moscato wine with hints of orange, peach, and apple. Paired with the smooth yet spicy taste of Hennessy this melon sangria has the right amount of sweetness to keep you coming back for more.

Melon sangria is a unique white sangria – it’s fresh, it’s fruity, and it’s sparkling. The combination of juicy honeydew, cantaloupe, and crisp Moscato sweetens up the drink so there is no need to add any sugar.

If you’re looking for a refreshing and delicious cocktail to enjoy then this cocktail is the perfect recipe for you. Make sure to serve over ice.

Did you know there is a special technique to making the perfect melon balls? Watch this video to see just how simple perfect melon balls can be made so that your pitcher looks picture perfect!

This sangria pairs nicely with empanadas from Chile. The baked pastry shell of the empanada stuffed with a savory filling offsets the sweetness of the sangria. You can’t go wrong when you pair these two together. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, visit sazonremix.com for inspiration and more delicious Chilean recipes.

Whether you have an outdoor gathering coming up, or simply want to envelope yourself with all the flavors of summer, this melon sangria is the perfect solution for you. Best served in the company of friends. Salud!

Melon Sangria

Whether you have an outdoor gathering coming up, or simply want to envelope yourself with all the flavors of summer, this melon sangria is the perfect solution for you. Best served in the company of friends. Salud!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup honeydew melon balls
  • 1 cup cantaloupe melon balls
  • 1 bottle chilled, Madria Sangria Moscato
  • 1/2 cup Hennessy V.S
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 (12-ounce) lemon-lime soda

Directions:

  1. Place the melon balls into a pitcher and pour the moscato and cognac over the melon balls along with lemon slices. Cover, and place in the fridge for a few hours.
  2. Add the lemon-lime soda just before serving. Serve in iced glasses.

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Photography by Jenna Sparks

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