Cool down with a refreshing cocktail made from fruit sold at the Crescent City Farmers Market. Combine fresh watermelon with your favorite champagne or sparkling wine, and voila!
Blend the watermelon chunks with the orange juice until you have a smooth mix. Taste and add sugar/honey if needed. Strain the watermelon orange mix (not required, but recommended). Chill the watermelon orange mix in the refrigerator until ready to prepare the drinks. Pour the watermelon orange mix into champagne flutes, about half full. Add the champagne or other sparkling wine, pouring it gently to avoid from making a bubbly mess. Stir gently and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.
Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.