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Chilean Melon with Wine Recipe
Chilean Melon with Wine Recipe

A classic summer cocktail in Chile, “melon con vino,” better known simply as “melvin,” is a typical drink enjoyed at the beach, picnics, and family gatherings. It’s simple, delicious, and refreshing.

How to make Melon with Wine?

The Chilean melon with wine, or melvin, has quickly become one of the most popular cocktails during the summer throughout the country, both for its flavor and its refreshing qualities and easy preparation.

Nutritional Information

Category: Cocktails
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Preparation: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Recipe for Chilean Melon with Wine

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe honeydew melon
  • 1 liter of white wine
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 1 banana (optional)
  • Ice

Preparation

  1. Refrigerate the white wine between 5 to 10°C (41 to 50°F) for at least one hour or ideally from the night before.
  2. Cut the outer base of the melon for stability, cut off the top of the melon and remove the fruit pulp and seeds with a tablespoon, being careful not to break the shell.
  3. Chop the extracted pulp, optionally the banana, and reserve all the chopped fruit inside the hollowed melon, cover with sugar, fill with the chilled white wine, and stir gently to dissolve and integrate the flavors.
  4. Let the melon with wine chill for about 10 minutes, optionally add some ice, and serve very cold, directly from the rim or with a straw.

Benefits of consuming melon

Melon is a fruit composed mostly of water, up to 80%, so it has a low caloric power, mainly provided by sugar.

It is one of the freshest fruits rich in sodium, with 10 milligrams per 100 grams of product, also presenting a high content of vitamin C and beta-carotenes, both with antioxidant action.

Did you know?

It has even been officially established as “Melon with Wine Day,” celebrated on January 15th each year.

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