Honeydew-Basil Nojitos

Honeydew-Basil No-Jitos
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 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)


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

69 Calories
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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.

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