Simply Sensational Melon Sangria
Savour the evenings or the summer sunshine while mastering the art of making this flavor-packed sangria. This recipe is simple and will ramp up any outdoor fare, plus we’re sure you’ll be the talk of the town or your next bbq bash.
2 cups mixed melons cubed (we used cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, and Juan Canary)
4 ounces of brandy (if you wont drink it don’t cook with it)
1 granny smith apple sliced
1 bottle of Riesling (cold)
3-4 drops ginger extract
pineapple and white cranberry juice to taste (Ocean Spray makes a white cranberry and peach that works great)
Place melon in an airtight container or zip lock bag, add brandy and refrigerate for 2 to 12 hours.
In a large serving container or pitcher stir melon, apples, wine, extract and juices together
Add ice to glasses pour in sangria and spoon extra fruit on top as garnish.
(Sangria gets better with time in the refrigerator )
Sparkly: Club soda or ginger ale
Fruity: grapes, oranges or peaches
Savory: Basil, cardamom or saffron
Boozy: Midori, fruit schnapps, more brandy
Sugary: Moscato, 1/3 cup sugar, simple syrup
Have fun with this and please share your spin on this recipe with use here in the comments or on our Facebook page.
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Modern Day Forager