cup large fresh basil leaves, torn
cup lime juice
teaspoons granulated sugar
3 pounds honeydew melons, peeled, seeded, and cubed
Lime wedges (optional)
Superfine granulated sugar (optional)
Carbonated water (optional)
Honeydew melon spears or balls (optional)
- In a large pitcher, combine basil leaves, lime juice, and granulated sugar. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, mash ingredients together well, making sure most of the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
- Place about one-fourth of the melon cubes in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Press puree through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. Repeat with the remaining melon cubes, one-fourth at a time (you should have 4 cups total juice). Add melon juice to the pitcher.
- If desired, rub a lime wedge around rims of eight glasses and dip rims in superfine sugar. Fill glasses with ice. Pour juice mixture into ice-filled glasses. If desired, add a splash of carbonated water to each glass. If desired, add melon spears or balls to each glass. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts(Honeydew-Basil Nojitos)
- Per serving:
- 69 kcal cal.,
- 0 g fat
- (0 g sat. fat,
- 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 0 g monounsatured fat),
- 0 mg chol.,
- 31 mg sodium,
- 18 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 15 g sugar,
- 1 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet