Honeydew-Ginger Lime Fizz

Put your blender to use for a drink recipe that's neither smoothie nor cocktail. Thanks to the fizz from the sparkling water, this green drink sips like a mocktail.

Honeydew-Ginger Lime Fizz
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 1 inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

  • 1 honeydew melon, seeded and halved

  • 1 liter sparkling water, chilled

  • Lime slices

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan stir together 1 cup water, the sugar, ginger, and lime zest over medium until the sugar dissolves. Let stand, covered, 30 minutes. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.

  2. Use a melon baller to remove fruit from half the melon. Add to syrup; stir to coat. Chill, covered, 1 hour.

  3. Meanwhile, remove rind from remaining melon half; cut melon into small chunks. Puree in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a 2-quart pitcher. Cover; chill 2 hours or until ready to serve.

  4. To serve, add melon balls with syrup and lime juice to puree in pitcher. Add sparkling water. Serve with lime slices. Makes 8 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 29.5mg 148%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 345mg 7%
Folate, total 28.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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