Cold Cantaloupe-Thyme Soup

      3 cantaloupes, peeled, seeded & chopped

      2 c riesling

      2 c water

      1/2 c sugar

      1 bu thyme

      1/4-1/2 c fresh lime juice

      2 T honey, if needed

      pinch cayenne pepper

      salt & pepper

      thyme leaves for garnish

      • Combine riesling, water, sugar and thyme in a sauce pot, bring to a boil, remove from heat and chill

      • Once cold, strain into the bowl of a blender

      • Add melon and 1/4 c lime juice, puree until smooth

      • Season to taste with additional lime juice, cayenne, honey, salt & pepper

      • Adjust consistency with cold water, if needed

      • (Optional - strain through a sieve)

      • Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve

      • Garnish with a sprinkle of thyme leaves

      Makes 2 1/2-3 qts