Recipes and Cooking Honeydew-Basil Nojitos 4.5 (4) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 10, 2013 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup large fresh basil leaves, torn ½ cup lime juice 2 teaspoon granulated sugar 2 3 pound honeydew melons, peeled, seeded, and cubed Lime wedges (optional) Superfine granulated sugar (optional) Ice cubes Carbonated water (optional) Honeydew melon spears or balls (optional) Directions 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 69 Calories 18g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 69 % Daily Value * Sodium 31mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 15g Protein 1g Vitamin C 34.8mg 174% Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 408mg 9% Folate, total 36.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.