Melon with Wine Chilean Cocktail Recipe
Melon with Wine Chilean Cocktail Recipe

A classic summer cocktail in Chile, melon with wine, known simply as “melvin,” is a typical beverage to enjoy at the beach, picnics, and family gatherings – simple, delicious, and refreshing.

How to Make Melon with Wine?

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

Nutritional Information

Category: Beverages
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Vitamins: A, B3, B6, C, K
Minerals: Potassium, Magnesium
Preparation: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Chilean Melon with Wine Recipe

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  1. Refrigerate the white wine at 5 to 10°C (41 to 50°F) for at least one hour, or ideally overnight.
  2. Cut the outer base of the melon to give it stability. Cut off the top of the melon and scoop out the fruit pulp and seeds with a soup spoon, taking care not to break the skin.
  3. Chop the extracted pulp, and optionally the banana, and reserve all the chopped fruit inside the hollowed-out melon. Cover it with sugar, fill it with the well-chilled white wine, and gently stir to dissolve and integrate the flavors.
  4. Let the melon with wine sit in the cold for about 10 minutes. Optionally, add some ice and serve very cold, directly from the edge or with a straw.

Benefits of consuming Melon

  • Melon is a fruit composed mostly of water, up to 80%, making it low in calories, primarily from sugar.
  • It is one of the fruits with the highest sodium content, with 10 milligrams per 100 grams of product. It also has a high content of vitamin C and beta-carotenes, both of which have antioxidant properties.

Did you know?

While the basic recipe originated in Spain, it has adapted to the customs of Chile and its seasonal availability. It has even been officially established as “Melon with Wine Day,” celebrated on January 15th each year.

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