Cantaloupe red wine surprise

  • 480ml light red wine, preferably Pinot Noir
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cantaloupe, halved, seeds removed
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil leaves
1) Warm the wine in a shallow saucepan over low heat; it should be steaming but not simmering.

2) Dissolve the sugar in the wine; remove from the heat. Pour into a medium glass bowl and allow to completely cool.

3) Using a melon ball scoop, scoop out balls of the cantaloupe and add them to the wine mixture. Thinly slice the outer peel from half a lemon into four strips; add them to the bowl. Add the chopped basil. Stir gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Divide between four wine glasses and serve chilled.

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