Honeydew and Kiwi White Sangria

Do you know what your mom probably wants for Mother’s Day?

A cocktail.

What? Did you think I was going to say flowers or something?

I guess flowers are good too. But I think your mom also deserves a fun, girly drink. Because we are aiming for ultimate relaxation here. So let’s make up a pitcher of Honeydew and Kiwi White Sangria to show our moms how much we love them!

Like other sangria recipes, we are simply tossing a bunch of booze and fruit into a big container and letting the flavors develop over time. The only little additional step here is creating a honeydew puree using some of the fresh melon and white wine. But that just requires a push of a button on your blender. It’s a task I am confident that everyone can handle.

Oh and bonus points: you could totally serve this Honeydew and Kiwi White Sangria for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Because it’s green and it has limes and tequila in it. So in my mind, that makes it appropriate for Cinco de Mayo. But I could be wrong about that. If so, don’t tell me. Just let me be wrong here.

Oh heck. This sangria is going to be appropriate ALL SUMMER LONG! It’s refreshing and light and just boozy enough. Kind of like me this past Wednesday night. Just saying.



Honeydew and Kiwi White Sangria

Serves 6-8

Honeydew and Kiwi White Sangria


  • 2 1/2 cups cubed honeydew melon
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine (I used a chardonnay)
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 cup club soda or seltzer water
  • Fresh mint for garnish, if desired


  1. Add 1 1/2 cups of the honeydew melon and 1/4 cup of the white wine to your blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes. Transfer the puree to a large pitcher or mason jar. Then stir in the remaining white wine, the brandy and the tequila. Add the kiwi slices, lime slices and the remaining 1 cup of cubed honeydew melon. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Longer is OK.
  2. Before serving, gently stir in the club soda or seltzer water. Divide into glasses, making sure to add a few pieces of fruit to each glass. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if desired.


1. If you like something sweeter, or your honeydew melon isn’t at it’s peak of ripeness, you can stir in a little sweetener of your choice.


48 comments on “Honeydew and Kiwi White Sangria”

  1. Flowers die… Cocktails are a far better choice for Mother’s Day. Well, at least my mom would agree. I puffy heart this drink so much! Pinned.

  2. Love this sangria! If I were a mom, I’d want a cocktail for Mother’s Day! It would be well deserved.

  3. I’m going to drink one of these for Cinco and one in celebration for mother’s day (cuz I’m a cat mom), that’s cool right?! Hope you are having fun girlfriend!

  4. I like the way you think. My mom will, too 🙂

  5. Me, my mom and my sister have big plans to get “boozy” on mothers day! Sangria feels like a fancy drink, but it’s made with simple ingredients. I just love your version with the honey dew puree (dying). Great recipe, Liz!

  6. This is such a pretty cocktail! And I just bought a carton of kiwis at the farmers market last weekend. Can’t wait to make these!

  7. As a mom I feel that I have the authority to say booze over flowers any day and especially Mother’s Day. I’m sure my mom would agree! I love sangria and this one is so pretty and girly! Perfect!

  8. This looks amazing! I love the flavor combinations. And, I totally approve of cocktails for Mother’s Day! I would love it if you would link this up to #TipsyTuesday at Grey is the New Black!

  9. This is something that can and should be made all summer long!

  10. What a refreshing combination! My mom would love this (as would I!).

  11. I’m a mom, and I can tell you I’d take this cocktail over flowers any day! I love how creative this sangria is, Liz, and it sounds absolutely delicious!

  12. Mmmm, I’ve only made sangria once, and I feel like it’s such a sin. It’s been soooo warm in the Bay Area, so I need to keep a batch of this in my fridge to keep refreshed! No better way to quench your thirst than with alcohol, right?

    • I’m jealous of your warm weather! I’ll trade you some sangria for some sunshine! And yes, alcohol to quench thirst is totally acceptable!

  13. That is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  14. My mom would love this sangria! I wish she lived nearby so I could make her a batch of these, guess I’ll just have to drink them all myself. 😉

  15. Looks like I’ll need to pick up some brandy! This is gorgeous and refreshing, Liz! My Ma would love this… cool, refreshing and packed with fruit, yeah, fruit! All the reason to drink more of it!

  16. Le sigh…I wish my mom would drink cocktails with me…she never drinks, and I’m all, “maaaaw, just get drunk with me already…!” Anyway, this sangria looks amazing!! Cool, crisp, refreshing indeed! I must be drinking this on Cinco de Mayo! Or right now, becuase: Friday 😉

    • Oh your mom sounds like she is behaving herself! Ha ha. I’ll gladly drink with you! 🙂

  17. So, so pretty and as I mom, I approve 🙂

  18. Oh man these are just perfect for all summer long!!! Like starting right now 🙂

  19. I love this take on sangria!! It’s so unique and the honeydew and kiwi flavors sound SO refreshing! Plus it’s super pretty, too. Love!!

  20. This drink sounds strong, but totally refreshing. I love the combination of kiwi and melon! PERFECTION.

    • Thanks, Erin! You could add more club soda/setlzer water if you want it to be less strong.

  21. Wow! This looks so refreshing Liz! I love this flavor combinations here. Will be making this for my next ladies’ night.

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  26. Hi!

    Just wanted to check in. Am I allowed to share this on my facebook page as long as I link back to you?

    • You may provide a direct link to the recipe. Please do not re-print the entire recipe on your site or social media.

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