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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday Sangria: Mother's Day Melon Sangria (#Wine #Melon #Fruit #Recipe #Sangria)


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Welcome to Sangria Saturday, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and I have a sangria recipe to share with you that is not only pretty, but delicious too! So kick up your feet, grab your book, relax, and sip! 


Mother's Day Melon Sangria

Ingredients
  • 3 cups of mixed melon balls (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew)
  • 2-4 tablespoons of agave nector (or honey) to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup to ½ cup of grappa, adjust to taste (Italian grape brandy but can also use pisco or a clear grape brandy)
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of moscato wine, chilled
  • 1 ½ cups of sparkling water, chilled

To serve and garnish:
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime slices
  • Ice cubes or frozen melon ball ice cubes


Instructions
  1. Place the melon balls in a large pitcher, add the agave nector, lime juice, and ¼ cup of grappa. Mix gently and let rest in fridge for 1-2 hours or until 1 hour before serving.
  2. Add the moscato wine, mix gently, taste and add more agave nector or grappa to taste. Refrigerate for another hour.
  3. Before serving, add ice (or frozen melon balls as ice cubes), lime slices and mint leaves to garnish, and top off with sparkling water. You can prepare the final mix in the pitcher or serve it directly into glasses with melon ice cubes and top off each glass with the sparkling water.


Moscato melon sangria recipe
* Original recipe courtesy of laylita

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