Light and refreshing spritzers made with fresh honeydew melon and lime. Incredibly versatile and made with just 4 simple ingredients.
To make the melon ice cubes, slice one honeydew melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Then slice into 6 wedges and run a knife very close to the rind to remove the fruit. Use a knife to cut the fruit into ice cube shapes (alternatively, use a melon baller to scoop out fruit).
In the meantime, remove seeds from the remaining half of the melon and scoop the fruit into a large jar (you should have ~2 cups of melon as recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).
To the jar, add lime juice and organic cane sugar (or stevia) and use a muddler (or something with a flat edge) to smash and muddle together until it looks like a purée.
At this time you can add extras such as fresh cherries, cucumber, mint, or alcohol of choice (see notes). Then top with club soda / sparkling water, stir gently, and enjoy!
Best when fresh. Store melon cubes in a freezer-safe container in the freezer up to 1 month. Juice will keep covered in the refrigerator for a few days, though best within the first 24 hours. Shake to refresh as it will separate.
*If subbing stevia for the cane sugar, add sparingly as it’s much sweeter than cane sugar! Start with less than 1/8th tsp and add to taste.
*To make this drink boozy, add 1 ounce white rum (per drink) for tropical vibes, or 1 ounce gin (per drink) for drier flavor. Add alcohol after the juice and before the club soda.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with organic cane sugar and without add-ins (like cherries or alcohol).