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Honeydew Spritz

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

Total time 20 mins

Serves 8 (makes about 2 qts.) (serving size: 1 cup)

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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  4. *Find with cocktail supplies.

  5. Make ahead: Up to 2 days, chilled.