Summer Fruits with Wine and Spirits
Blackberry-Rum Shrub. Nicole Franzen

Late summer peaches, melons, and blackberries are each lovely to eat on their own, but paired with spirits they rise to a new level of indulgence, as described by Stacey Harwood in her article Late Summer Fruits With Wines and Spirits »



The traditional Bellini is made with white peach purée and sparkling wine, but the addition of peach brandy intensifies and sweetens the cocktail. Get the recipe for Bellini »

Melon au Porto

The simple pairing of cantaloupe and port could be found on the menu of any classic mid-century French restaurant. The best melon to use is the French Charentais, which is small and slightly acidic (though still sweet), but it’s just as good with a musk or hand melon or cantaloupe.