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Strawberry Melon Fizz

 Strawberry Melon Fizz
Experimenting in the kitchen's fun for me. That's how I came up with this recipe—I adapted it from two different recipes I got from friends for a melon ball basket and for a sparkling beverage. —Teresa Messick, Montgomery, Alabama
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, halved
  • 2 cups cubed honeydew
  • 1-3/4 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • Ginger ale or sparkling white grape juice

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water and mint; bring to a
  • boil. Boil and stir until a candy thermometer reads 240°
  • (soft-ball stage). Remove from the heat; allow to cool. Discard
  • mint.
  • Combine strawberries and melon. Just before serving, fill tall
  • glasses with fruit and drizzle with 1 tablespoon syrup. Add ginger
  • ale to each. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 194 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.