thu, sep 3, 20
honey mint melon
white wine, other drinks, hard
about 1 gallon
1 gallon container or bottle
1 brewsy bag
approximately 1 gallon of Welch’s white grape juice (or similar white grape juice)
1 cup sugar
4 ounces brewsy white wine
1/2 cup chilled or frozen honeydew melon
4 ounces sparkling water
juice of half a lime
honey or maple syrup, to taste
1-2 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
lime wheels, for garnish (optional)
for your wine
for your cocktail
to make your wine
if not fermenting in the store bought juice container, pour one gallon of white grape juice into your personal 1 gallon container.
use the sweetness calculator to determine how much sugar to add and juice to remove. we recommend a dry wine for this recipe, but it’s up to your taste! removing juice is necessary to give the wine enough room to breathe without bubbling over while fermenting.
once calculated, mix in appropriate amount of sugar and remove appropriate amount of grape juice for headroom.
add brewsy bag.
apply the airlock and leave the container somewhere dark and warm (75-77°F is best) for 3 days.
move to the fridge for 48 hours.
after 48 hours in the fridge, pour wine off the sediment that has gathered in the bottom of the bottle (best to pour into an extra empty bottle or large bowl, rinse out the original bottle, and then return wine to newly rinsed bottle).
store your wine in the fridge to keep chilled and fresh.
to make your cocktail
combine your melon, wine, sparkling water, lime juice, mint leaves, and honey in a blender. Puree to your desired consistency, whether that’s more slushy or more smooth!
pour into the cocktail glass of your choice.
garnish with mint leaves and a lime wheel, if desired.