We were back at the cottage again last weekend. Man I love it there! Every time we go I don’t want to come home. After 5 weeks of being away from home though I have to admit it was definitely nice to be back. This past Sunday at the cottage I took a chance on a sangria that even had a vegetable in it! (Cucumbers are a vegetable right? That whole ‘seeds on the inside thing’ always screws me up).
I got the recipe inspiration from Better Homes and Gardens Cucumber Sangria. The original recipe seemed like overkill on the fruit and veg to me so I halved the quantities they called for and there was still plenty.
I think this week’s sangria might have been the most pleasing to the eye, all the shades of green looked so crisp and refreshing in the pitcher and in the glass. A girlfriend and I sat in the sun on the porch shared the pitcher and both really enjoyed it. She loves mint and cucumber in drinks so this was a big hit with her. Personally I found the lime and mint a bit over powering by the second glass, but I cut it with a little extra wine and soda and it was perfect.
- half a honeydew melon, thinly sliced
- half a seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
- half a lime, thinly sliced
- juice of half a lime
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- 2 tbsp. of honey
- 1 bottle of semi-dry white wine, chilled
- 1 litre of carbonated water or club soda, chilled
- Add lime juice and honey to a pitcher and stir.
- Add the remainder of the ingredients except the carbonated water/soda and stir.
- Refrigerate 2 hours.
- Add carbonated water/soda and stir.
- Pour into glasses being sure to add a bit of each type of fruit into each glass