• 18 Ratings

Add a drizzle of ginger-infused syrup -- made with orange juice, sugar, ginger, and Cointreau -- and a garnish of mint and orange zest for a cool dessert on a sweltering afternoon.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a large bowl with ice and water; set aside. Place the orange juice, sugar, and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved and syrup has thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; strain syrup into a clean bowl; add the Cointreau; stir to combine. Set bowl in ice bath, or chill in refrigerator, until syrup is cold.

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  • Using different sizes of melon ballers, cut balls from the honeydew and canary melons. Place balls in a medium bowl; add 1/2 cup cold syrup and orange zest. Toss to combine.

  • To serve, arrange cantaloupe on a platter. Spoon melon balls on top. Serve extra melon balls on the side. Drizzle melons with syrup; garnish with mint. Serve with Orange Lace Cookies and remaining syrup on the side.

Reviews

18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1