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Melon Sparklers

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 10 ounce
Prep 20 mins
Melon Sparklers
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 1/4  cup  fresh mint leaves
  • 1  ripe Galia or honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and cubed (enough to make 3 cups)
  • 1  cup  fresh orange juice
  • 2  tablespoons  lime juice
  • 3/4  cup  crushed ice
  •  Chilled sparkling wine*
  •  Fresh mint sprigs (optional)
  •  Lime slices (optional)
Directions

1. Place sugar in food processor or blender; cover and process or blend about 2 minutes or until somewhat powdery. Add mint leaves; process or blend until finely chopped. Add melon and orange and lime juices; process or blend until smooth. Add ice; process or blend until frothy. Pour into glasses until three-fourths full. Add chilled wine,* filling glasses to the top. Garnish with mint and lime. Makes six 10-ounce servings.

From the Test Kitchen*Note
  • *For a nonalcoholic version, substitute lemon-lime carbonated beverage for the sparkling wine.
Nutrition Facts (Melon Sparklers)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 143,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 25,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 1020,
  • vit. C (mg) 44,
  • sodium (mg) 14,
  • calcium (mg) 192,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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