Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen
This is just as refreshing as the usual melon wedges, without the sticky fingers. Orange-flower water adds a hint of the exotic. If you're making it for a picnic, tote the purée in a clamp-top bottle, and don't forget ice for glasses.
Serves 8 (makes about 2 qts.) (serving size: 1 cup)
1. In a blender, purée chilled honeydew chunks, half at a time, with 2/3 cup water. Strain.
2. In a bowl, combine purée, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and the orange-flower water. Add more sugar and lemon juice to taste.
3. Fill 8 glasses with ice and add equal parts melon purée and sparkling water; stir. Crush mint sprigs in your hands and add to drinks.
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Make ahead: Up to 2 days, chilled.