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Cucumber Melon Mocktail

Cucumber Melon Spritzer


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The best way to cool off in the summertime is with this Cucumber Melon Spritzer made with refreshing ingredients and sparkling water.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 ripe lemon drop melon, rind and seeds removed, chopped (~2 cups chopped)*
  • 1 cup chopped English cucumber (skin on)
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves (large stems removed)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water 
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional if your melon is not very sweet)**
  • ice for serving
  • sparkling water for topping off (I love Topo Chico sparkling mineral water)
  • Garnish Options: cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. To a high speed blender, add 2 cups chopped Lemon Drop melon, 1 cup chopped cucumber, 1 handful fresh mint leaves, 1/4 cup filtered water and 1 teaspoon maple syrup (if using).  Start on low speed and gradually adjust to the highest speed.  Blend for 30 seconds on the highest speed.
  2. Position a large fine mesh strainer over a medium sized mixing bowl with a pour spout.  Pour the mixture from the blender into the fine mesh strainer.  Use a spoon to move the mixture around the strainer to allow more of the juice to drop into the mixing bowl.  This should yield about 1 cup of strained juice.
  3. Fill 3 large glasses with ice cubes.  Divide the strained mixture between the three glasses filling each about halfway.  Top glasses off with sparkling water until the glass is full.  
  4. Garnish with cucumber slices and mint.  Enjoy immediately with a glass straw.

Notes

* You can use honeydew melon if your local grocery store doesn't have lemon drop melons available.  

**omit the maple syrup to make this a Whole30 compliant beverage.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender

Keywords: cucumber melon spritzer

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