Sangria melon chiller

    Sangria melon chiller


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    About this recipe: Two types of juicy melon, fresh orange juice, orange liqueur and crisp white wine make the perfect summertime sangria to share with friends.

    Serves: 8 

    • 50g caster sugar
    • 80ml water
    • 5g fresh mint leaves, torn
    • 8 sprigs fresh mint for garnish
    • 1 (750ml) bottle Sauvignon Blanc, chilled
    • 250ml fresh orange juice, chilled
    • 120ml Triple Sec or other orange-flavoured liqueur
    • 500g bite-size wedges of cantaloupe
    • 500g bite-size wedges of watermelon, seeds removed as much as possible

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:41min 

    1. Stir together sugar, water and torn mint in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer 1 minute, then cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Strain syrup mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, pushing on mint to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard mint leaves. Chill syrup until ready to use.
    2. Stir together wine, orange juice, Triple Sec and mint simple syrup in a pitcher or large bowl. Add cantaloupe and watermelon and chill at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.
    3. Pour or ladle over ice, if desired, into 8 glasses and garnish each with a mint leaf or sprig.
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