Cucumber-melon sangria is the ideal end-of-summer drink

Sep 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET

We all love the flavors of cucumber and melon, but when combined with mint and put into sangria, they're even better.

And just because it's the end of the summer, it doesn't mean it's time to say goodbye to sangria. There is still a lot of fresh melon, cucumber and mint to be eaten. Plus, this sangria is so easy to throw together you'll go from thirsty to happy in 10 minutes flat.

If you're not a fan of sweet wine, you can try a pinot grigio for a lightly sweet cocktail, sauvignon blanc for a crisp, citrus burst or chardonnay for a more buttery twist to your cocktail.

cucumber sangria in a glass

Cucumber-melon sangria recipe

Cucumber-melon is a classic combination, and it's even better when it's turned into a delicious sangria.

Serves 6

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle sweet white wine
  • 2 cups cubed honeydew melon
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • Sparkling water

Directions:

  1. To a pitcher, add the wine, melon, cucumber and mint leaves.
  2. Serve over ice with a splash of sparkling water.

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