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.

Elaine Johnson
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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

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


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a blender, purée chilled honeydew chunks, half at a time, with 2/3 cup water. Strain.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • *Find with cocktail supplies.

  • Make ahead: Up to 2 days, chilled.

Nutrition Facts

64 calories; calories from fat 2%; protein 0.6g; fat 0.2g; carbohydrates 17g; fiber 0.9g; sodium 19mg.