A glass of white sangria with cantaloupe, lime, mint and edible flowers.

Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria

Lighten up sangria with a white sangria twist — this Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria is a refreshing sip on a hot summer day! Easy to make ahead, it’s perfect for your next barbecue or block party!

A glass of white sangria with cantaloupe, lime, mint and edible flowers.
Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria

Lighten up sangria with a white sangria twist — this Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria is a refreshing sip on a hot summer day! Easy to make ahead, it’s perfect for your next barbecue or block party!

White sangria in a glass with cantaloupe, ginger, lime, mint and edible flowers.

I woke up thinking today was Friday. In my morning fog, as I stumbled across the room to turn off the chirping birds alarming on my phone, my brain recalibrated, and I realized I was sorely mistaken.

It’s Thursday.

The weekend is so close, yet still far.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a sip of something summery, ideally on a lazy weekend afternoon. But since it’s not yet the weekend, we shouldn’t let that stop us. How about we celebrate Thirsty Thursday?

pitcher of Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria.

Overhead shot of Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria in glasses with edible flowers.

The minute summer rolls around, and the neighbors emerge from hibernation, the chatter of the first block party begins. Our friends across the street sent out an Evite to kick it off — conveniently, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year! And when I hear block party, the first thing I think of is a summer sangria.

Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria in pitcher and served in glasses.

This time, I think I want to change things up and go with a light, white sangria. This Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria is infused with a ginger simple syrup and soda, and juicy melon in a crisp chardonnay. By all means, use whichever white wine you wish — a sauvignon blanc would be a great choice, as would a pinot grigio.

All we need now is for summer to catch up!

Glasses of Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria garnished with mint and edible flowers

Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria

Lighten up sangria with a white sangria twist -- this Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria is a refreshing sip on a hot summer day! Use your favorite white wine and customize as you wish. Easy to make ahead, it's perfect for your next barbecue or block party.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 3348 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle white wine I used a Chardonnay
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • 1 cantaloupe cut into squares or balls
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 cup ginger simple syrup see recipe below
  • Sprig of mint optional
  • 12 oz. ginger ale
  • ice optional
  • edible flowers optional

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 pieces ginger

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher or glass bowl, combine wine, triple sec, and fruit. Gently stir the fruit in the alcohol with a large spoon. Stir in the simple syrup (and mint if desired), cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1-2 hours. Before serving, stir in the ginger ale. Serve over ice and garnish with edible flowers, if you wish. Cheers!

Ginger Simple Syrup

  1. Combine water, sugar, and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar dissolves, about 3-4 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts
Ginger Cantaloupe Sangria
Amount Per Serving (8 fl oz)
Calories 3348 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 2357mg 67%
Total Carbohydrates 624g 208%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 603g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 373.4%
Vitamin C 269.2%
Calcium 19.3%
Iron 90.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Kankana

    The addition of ginger is my fav thing. Always adds such a fun zest to drinks. That looks so refreshing Liren! I am craving cantaloupe now.

    Reply
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