Rose Sangria with Citrus and Melon


Sangria made with rose wine and chock-full of citrus fruit and melon provides light refreshment.


  • 3 cups rose wine (about one 750mL bottle)

  • 1 ½ cups fresh pink grapefruit juice (from 2 pink grapefruits), strained

  • 3 ounces Cointreau or triple sec

  • 3 ounces brandy or gold tequila

  • 1 small lemon, cut into ½-inch cubes

  • 1 orange, cut into small, thin wedges

  • 4 pounds cantaloupe or honeydew melon, seeded and cut into small wedges

  • ¾ cup natural lemon-lime soda, such as R. W. Knudsen's


  1. Stir together wine, grapefruit juice, Cointreau, and brandy in a large pitcher. Stir in fruit. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to 8 hours). Stir in soda. Serve over ice.

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