It is so exciting that my little sister is finally of drinking age. We can now finally go out for a glass of wine over a nice meal and catch up. Oh wait. I forgot. I am not quite cool enough for that, yet. I am sure I will eventually become her best friend once her college party days are over, her career has begun, and she is seeking advice about relationships and eventually motherhood. Until then I will celebrate on my own, indulging in a fruity wine slushy.
Honestly, my sister is more like a shot of absinthe, but if I had to describe her as a wine, she's dry. Dry. Dry. Dry. She is studying civil engineering; need I say more. Quite, yes, but she is one of the most progressive, sophisticated 21 year olds that I have ever met.
Back to Maddy described as a wine...full bodied comes to mind. She got the great Beyonce curves and a pin up waste line. I, on the other hand inherited the genetic betrayal that is my legacy, a spare tire or you know that little pouch where we all keep our extra cookies.
Unlike the most famous middle sister in history, Jan Brady, my younger sister Maddy is not invisible and has no desire to be me! Of course my parents would have chosen the Middle Sister Goodie Two Shoes Pinot Noir to describe my sister. However I know about her weekend at Coachella and would pick the Wild One Malbec. But because at times she can be Sweet and Sassy I decided to create a recipe with the Moscato.
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With the temperatures rising, this is a great refreshing evening cocktail. Sweetened with ripe melon, fresh kiwis and mixed with a delicious Moscato, this would also be a great dessert drink!
What do you drink during the hot summer months?
- 2 cups cubed melon
- 2 fresh kiwi , peeled
- 1 and ½ cups moscato wine
- ½ cup ice
- margarita salt for garnish
- 1 lime wedge
- extra kiwi slices for garnish
Place melon, kiwi, wine, and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
Using the lime wedge, rub the outside of the of the glasses then dip in salt.
Pour slushy into glasses and serve immediately.
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