Melon Mint Sangria
Now, on to the main event. I have been SO busy this week getting ready for our pre July 4th Party on Saturday, Sangria is all the time I've had time for. My best friend since 2nd grade is flying in to visit this weekend and I could not be more excited! However, this always happens...the week before something like this I decide I want our house to be perfect. I stress out because we are constantly on the go, and our house is full of clutter. Clutter from day one of moving in and combining two apartments worth of junk. We said that we would go through and have a garage sale as soon as possible. Two years later, no garage sale, but more shopping...and more clutter. AHHHH! I am usually mostly okay with it on a day to day basis, but when I know a large group of people are going to see our house...I have a breakdown.
This is where the Sangria comes in. I love Sangria of all forms. Really, I love most cocktails..who doesn't? But this one is white Sangria. I have the amounts to use in the recipe, however I just like to get the pre cut mixture you can find in the produce section of the grocery store to save some time.
As far as the white wine I used I actually used a spumante for this one, called Verdi. Super inexpensive, and perfect for this Sangria.
This recipe also combines two of my favorite summertime things, Watermelon and Mint. Delish!
I prescribe this Sangria for anytime you need to relax.
Pour yourself a couple glasses and sip slowly.
I apologize there is no time for any patriotic recipes before the 4th. I will be baking plenty, so there might be some recipes that come AFTER. But I just don't have the energy to step foot in the kitchen aside from pouring myself another glass of the sangria. If you want a fun and delicious 4th recipe, make this, but divide the cake recipe into two portions and use blue food coloring instead of red on one of the layers. You have a Red White and Blue Velvet Cheesecake! Check out the Brown Eyed Bakers reccomendations for patriotic dishes as well.
Happy Fourth everyone!
Mint Melon Sangria
1 ½ cups diced watermelon
1 ½ cups diced cantaloupe
1 ½ cups diced honeydew melon
2 cups ice
10 mint leaves
Juice from ¼ lime
2 bottles spumonte or other sparkling wine
Pour all of the diced melons in a large glass pitcher. Top with ice.
Gently muddle mint leaves with the lemon juice. Add to pitcher.
Pour wine last into the glass and stir with a wooden spoon.