Honeydew Spritz

Honeydew SpritzRecipe

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)


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1 honeydew melon (4 lbs.), rind removed and fruit chopped into chunks and chilled
About 1/4 cup sugar
About 1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon orange-flower water*
1 qt. sparkling water
8 large mint sprigs


Total: 20 Minutes

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.

Created date

July 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 64
Caloriesfromfat 2 %
Protein 0.6 g
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Sodium 19 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg