Recipes and Cooking Melon-Basil Prosecco Sparklers 3.7 (3) This green goddess of a cocktail deserves all the attention it can get, especially during summer months. 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 15, 2016 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 60 mins Total Time: 85 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 medium honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks ½ cup fresh basil leaves Ice cubes 1 750 milliliter bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled Thin slices honeydew melon and/or fresh basil leaves (optional) Directions In a food processor combine half of the melon chunks and the 1/2 cup basil. Cover and process until smooth. Set a large sieve over a large bowl. Pour pureed melon into sieve. Repeat with the remaining melon chunks; pour into sieve. Cover and place in the refrigerator about 1 hour to allow melon mixture to drain. Using the back of a large spoon, press melon pulp through sieve, draining additional liquid (you should have about 3 1/2 cups liquid). Discard solids. For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add 1/3 cup melon liquid. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty. Strain into a chilled glass. Slowly pour in 1/3 cup Prosecco; stir gently. If desired, add a melon slice and/or additional basil. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 150 Calories 18g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 150 % Daily Value * Sodium 30mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 14g Protein 1g Vitamin C 30.1mg 151% *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.