With 90 degree weather down here in south Florida we are in need of a LOT of water, but it’s also nice to have a refreshing drink from time-to-time. Here’s one of my favorites that you can enjoy (with or without the alcohol) that’s full of fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs. Cheers!
Honeydew, Cucumber, & Mint Cooler
Serves 8 - Total Time: 45 minutes, with chilling
- 1 honeydew melon
- 1 cucumber, peeled & chopped
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- gin (optional)
- mint leaf (garnish)
Puree honeydew, 1/2 cucumber, and mint leaves in a blender until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add lime juice, remaining cucumber and chill for 30 minutes. Stir well and serve over ice with a fresh mint leaf (and a splash of gin if you’re feeling froggy).