Melon-Basil Prosecco Sparklers

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This green goddess of a cocktail deserves all the attention it can get, especially during summer months.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
85 mins
Servings:
6

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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.

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