Melon Ball Trifle!
Much like the Rum Runner Trifle I posted recently, this was one of the first recipes slated for The Spirited Baker. Also like that recipe, managed to forget to include this one as well! Whoops! You’ll have to buy the book for the other 160+ awesome recipes!
This recipe seems involved, but it comes together quite easily! The cake should be made at least a day before serving, but can be made even further ahead than that! Feel free to tightly wrap the slab of cake in plastic wrap and freeze for a couple of weeks, allowing it to defrost for an hour or two before cutting it up.
While I like to make up my trifles fresh RIGHT before serving them, many people find that they get better by aging a day or two in the fridge – making them an excellent dessert for entertaining. This is a fun, pretty, and tasty dessert - always a hit to bring to potlucks and special events!
Melon Ball Cocktail Recipe
In a tall glass filled with ice, pour:
1 oz vodka
6 oz orange juice
“Float” 1 oz Midori melon liqueur on top.
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