Melon Summer Sangria


By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

Sangria is a great light and fruity drink to make in large quantities for guests at any time of day. It works for brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, or just hanging out, which is exactly why I like to adapt sangria to each season of the year.

For summer, I’m going even a bit lighter than standard sangria by using melon as well as adding more club soda than I typically do. You can use a melon baller for the cantaloupe and watermelon, but it isn’t necessary.

What you’ll need:
6 cups sauvignon blanc
1 cup watermelon, cubed
1 cup cantaloupe, cubed
3 clementines, sliced
1 cup club soda
3 tsp Splenda

Soak the fruit in 3 cups of wine for at least 4 hours.

Once the fruit is finished soaking, add the rest of the wine, the club soda, and Splenda. Stir with a large spoon and serve in wine glasses.