Honeydew Cocktail


A cocktail worthy of Fred Astaire -- honeydew, lime juice, mint, and vodka, whirred in a blender and poured over crushed ice.


  • 1 large honeydew melon, seeds and rind removed, cut into large chunks

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 6 mint leaves

  • ¼ cup superfine sugar

  • ½ cup vodka, (optional)

  • 1 cup crushed ice


  1. Place melon, lime juice, mint, sugar, and vodka in a bar blender. Blend until smooth, about 45 seconds. Pour through a cheesecloth-lined strainer into a pitcher.

  2. Place ice in 12-ounce glasses; pour liquid over ice. Swizzle and serve.

Cook's Notes

Substitute gin, white rum, or even champagne for the vodka if desired.

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