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Melon and Mint Lemonade

A ripe honeydew melon will deliver the best flavor for this lemonade. Find one with an instense floral scent for the best result!

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Yields: 8 cups
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins

Melon and Mint Lemonade

Directions

  1. In a blender place honeydew cubes and lemon juice. Cover and blend until smooth; add water, and simple syrup. Cover; blend just until combined. Transfer mixture to a pitcher. Pour into ice-filled glasses. Add mint leaves and melon balls, if desired.

From the Test Kitchen

For a single serving:

Prepare as above except use 3/4 cup melon, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons syrup.

Simple Syrup

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan combine water and sugar. Bring to a boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 2 weeks.

From the Test Kitchen

Chamomille-Lavender Simple Syrup:

Prepare as above except stir 1/4 cup chamomille lavender herbal tea blend in with the sugar and water. After removing from the heat, let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Strain after cooling.

Basil Simple Syrup:

Prepare as above except stir 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil in with the sugar and water. After removing from the heat, let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Strain after cooling.

Mint Simple Syrup:

Prepare as above except stir 1/2 cup snipped fresh mint in with the sugar and water. After removing from the heat, let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Strain after cooling.

Ginger Simple Syrup:

Prepare as above except stir 1/2 cup sliced fresh ginger in with the sugar and water. After removing from the heat, let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Strain after cooling.

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