Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Single Guy Chef’s Melonito

Copyright 2007 by Cooking With The Single Guy


1 part watermelon puree

1 part Prosecco

mint leaves

1 T powdered sugar

Create your watermelon puree by chopping up a seedless watermelon and placing the chunks in a blender (or use a hand blender). You can strain your puree if you want it to be smoother.

In a glass, throw in a bunch of mint leaves with the sugar, and then “muddle” the leaves to bruise them and get the mint oil going. (If you don’t have the fancy wooden mortar used in bars, just use a wooden spoon.) Add ice cubes, watermelon puree and top off with Prosecco. Stir a bit to get the sugar dissolving. Garnish with a mint leaf.

TIP: I used Italian Prosecco because it’s one of the cheaper sparkling wines around. But you can substitute with any other sparkling wine. If you want to make this a non-alcoholic drink, then use something bubbly like Ginger Ale or club soda.

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