Melon Sangria
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Melon Sangria

Prep: 20 minutes plus chilling • Serves: 12

1 bottle (1.5 liters) or 2 bottles (750 ml each) white wine
such as Riesling or moscato
1/2 cup orange flavored liqueur such as Grand Marnier™ or Triple Sec
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup fresh lime juice (2 limes)
2 small lemons, thinly sliced, seeds removed
3 cups cantaloupe melon balls (about 1½ melons)
3 cups honeydew melon balls (about 1 melon)
1 bottle (1 liter) ginger ale, chilled
Fresh mint sprigs for garnish (optional)

1.In large pitcher, stir wine, liqueur, sugar and lime juice until sugar dissolves. Add lemon slices and melon balls; refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

2.To serve, stir in ginger ale; pour into glasses and garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. Makes about 16 cups.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
220 Calories, 0g Fat (0g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
21mg Sodium, 31g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 1g Protein

Chef Tip:
> Vary the size of the melon balls for visual appeal.