This melon sangria is a light and refreshing twist on the traditional recipe, but just as delicious and refreshing. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo too!
One thing that seems to help make a celebration successful are the drinks. A good cocktail can make all the difference at an event and really get people in the mood to party! With Cinco de Mayo coming up, sangria has been on my brain a lot, but I wanted to put some summer vibes out into the universe to get those warmer temps over to Utah faster. (It’s supposed to SNOW again next week. Ugh!) So, to switch things up a bit, I’m sharing a recipe for melon sangria that’s perfect to serve for your upcoming fiestas and a thirst quenching taste of Summer too!
You only need a few easy to find ingredients to pull this cocktail together and it’s a breeze to make, which is one of the reasons why I love sangria so much! (Well, besides that whole wine part, which is kinda hard to beat).
- 1 Bottle of Moscato (750 ml)
- 1 1/2 Cups of Honeydew Melon (cut into small cubes)
- 3/4 Cup Melon Liquor
- 1 1/2 oz. Lemonade or Limeade
- Sugar to Taste
- Sliced Limes (for garnish)
Combine all of your ingredients into a large pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve. Pour into glasses with ice and top with a lime slice to garnish.
This melon sangria recipe will serve 4-5 guests and you can definitely make it ahead of time to sit in the fridge and allow all of those flavors to infuse longer. You could also switch out the honeydew melon for cantaloupe for a different flavor profile too!
I love the light flavor of the melon in this sangria and it’s always fun to eat the drunken fruit after the cocktail is gone too. Right? I can definitely foresee some summer nights out on my patio drinking a few glasses of this. But until Summer arrives, I’ll use Cinco de Mayo as an excuse to make this melon sangria instead. 😉