We’re going to do this Labor Day weekend in style, and Frozen Cantaloupe White Wine Sangria is going to help us do it.
That’s right, we’re going all out. No holds barred. Because what’s not to celebrate? It’s still warm enough to get outside (the beach is calling my name), but we’re officially into the month of September, which means pumpkin spice and all the other fall flavors are going to be upon us before we know it (oh wait, they already are.)
In any case, we need to consume all of the frozen cocktails before summer is officially “over,” before it’s passé to say you got drunk off of too much Frozen Cantaloupe White Wine Sangria this weekend. Call me old-fashioned, call me “shi shi,” but I realized a few weeks ago that I did not have ONE frozen cocktail recipe on my site yet (unless you count these Pineapple Mojito Popsicles, which I must say are quite refreshing for a warm summer’s day!)
I must admit, I’m biased in the fact that I don’t usually find myself ordering frozen cocktails. This bias most likely harkens back to my “I fear all empty calories” days, or perhaps I’ve just more naturally stopped ordering these drinks because I now try to limit the amount of added sugar I enjoy in my drinks (hangover central right there!)
BUT, this blog is all about finding balance, right? About not having any restrictions on what we eat or drink? (In moderation, of course.) Because of this, I felt like it was my civic duty to come up with a delicious frozen cocktail composed of as many natural sugars as possible that wouldn’t leave us laid up in bed with a hangover at any time during this glorious three-day weekend.
So, what do you say? Are you down to consume some frosty, punchy Frozen Cantaloupe White Wine Sangria in the next few days? If you said yes, your weekend is already shaping up to be pretty awesome. Tell me, what other fun plans do you have to say “sayonara” to summer and welcome in fall? Please tell me you’ll be enjoying the outdoors and eating and drinking all of the delicious things. I’m going to be getting in some serious games of beach volleyball, celebrating a friend’s birthday (that just so happens to be a “Convention of Cocktails” theme, how fun is that?) and getting together with friends for a little potluck on Monday. And drinking Frozen Cantaloupe White Wine Sangria throughout, of course!
Back to that! This recipe is super easy, with just five ingredients and coming together with a quick whir of the blender. We start with cubes of frozen cantaloupe, add chilled white wine and gin, and finish with a touch of simple syrup and fresh lime juice. Put it all in a blender and your drink is ready in less than five minutes!
Another bonus? This particular recipes makes FOUR cocktails, which means you won’t need to worry about blending the drinks in batches and having a glass full of watery sangria on your hands before everyone is served. Win win!
And did I mention it’s incredibly tasty? The cantaloupe is incredibly refreshing and, even though our Frozen Cantaloupe White Wine Sangria will still melt if you let it sit too long, the fact that we don’t use any ice cubes makes sure it won’t get too diluted and watered down. The Sauvignon Blanc and the lime juice add a nice hint of acidity, with the gin adding lovely aromatics and the simple syrup bringing in just the right amount of sweetness.
So what do you say? Are you ready to give this a shot? Then get your ingredients in the freezer STAT and you’ll have Frozen Cantaloupe White Wine Sangria in your hands in no time. Happy Friday friends!
A refreshing frozen sangria composed of frozen cantaloupe, white wine and gin. The perfect refreshing cocktail for the last of the warm-weather days!
- 4 cups cubed, frozen cantaloupe
- 1 ½ cups Sauvignon Blanc (I used Provenance)
- 3 ounces gin
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3 ounces simple syrup
- Lime wheels, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients (except lime wheels) in a blender. Place blender on medium-high and blend until well-combined. Serve immediately.
Let’s see summer out with a bang!