Anyone else think this recipe was suffering an identity crisis? Obviously, Dorie has categorized this as a soup, but storing the puree in a pitcher and serving it in glasses made me do a double-take. I thought the recipe sounded like a fruit gazpacho while my sister (Codename: Chunklet’s mom) thought it sounded like a twist on sangria because of the lime juice and wine. In the end it didn’t matter since I prepared it both ways.
I placed the “soup” in a ramekin.
And, I served the “drink” in a martini glass.
As I was prepping, I came to the startling realization that all my wide-mouth glasses are either plastic and not conducive for photographing its contents or they have random logos on the sides. I could’ve used a white wine glass but I thought the martini glass would provide better access to the fruity goodness.
Despite a minute of confusion, this dish was great, especially since my whole family goes nuts over cantaloupe. To be honest, Chunklet’s mom and I kept sneaking pieces of cantaloupe before we could puree the entire batch, which wasn’t much because I only bought a small organic cantaloupe enough for two servings. And, I used Moscato for the splash of alcohol, making this a very fun morning beverage and perfect before a 10AM screening of the new Harry Potter movie!
To see how others fared with Dorie’s cold melon-berry soup, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.