Rose Sangria with Citrus and Melon

Serves 8
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 1/2 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 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 orange, cut into small, thin wedges
  • 4 pounds cantaloupe or honeydew melon, seeded and cut into small wedges
  • 3/4 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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