June 3, 2015

Summer Cocktail Recipe | Melon Sangria

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Hi everyone!  So last week I shared the new entertaining spot I created in our backyard for a small get together we hosted.  And today I'm back to share the refreshing summer cocktail recipe that I served at our outdoor gathering.  It was a hit with our group of friends and I hope you'll like it too! 

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Summer Melon Sangria

Ingredients
  • watermelon, honeydew melon & cantaloupe (about 3 cups)
  • 1 juiced lime
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 bottle (750ml) of Moscato wine
  • 1/4 cup grappa
  • 1 1/2 cups sparkling water
  • mint leaves
Method
  1. Scoop out melon balls.  I scooped out my melon the night before and refrigerated overnight.  I also put a few in the freezer to use as ice cubes.
  2. Place melon balls in large pitcher and add honey, lime juice and grappa.  Mix gently and place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  3. Add wine and mix gently.  Add more honey or grappa to desired taste, remembering that you will top off with sparkling water before serving, so it's okay to have it a bit sweeter/stronger.  Refrigerate for 1 more hour.
  4. Before serving add ice or frozen melon balls and top off with sparkling water. 
  5. Garnish with lime slices and mint.
  6. Enjoy!
*recipe adapted from here

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Not only is this drink refreshing and delicious, but so pretty served in my tabletop pieces from Birch Lane.  It's a perfect drink for your next summer gathering.  Enjoy!  Click here to see more of this outdoor space.

*Thank you Birch Lane for sponsoring this post.

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6 comments:

  1. This looks so summery and delicious - pinning!

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    1. Thank you Vicki! It's a good one :) And thanks for pinning!

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  2. This looks amazingly refreshing! Definitely pinning for later!!

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  3. That looks and sounds so refreshing. Gorgeous colors as well. I could sit in your outdoor space for hours. So lovely.

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