Cool, completely refreshing, with delicate subtle flavors that make you want to pay attention, this healthful summer smoothie is an elegant treat for hot, humid days. I made this smoothie on a very hot and muggy day–as a special drink for my birthday, in fact–and it kept me cool for hours afterwards. It is also a drink that has a stature, making it a treat for celebrations.
If you have a ripe honeydew, the likelihood is that you will have everything else you need, and you can make this smoothie on the spot:
One half of a fresh, ripe honeydew melon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
pinch of salt
1/3 cup lemon-lime soda or ginger ale
6 ice cubes
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until slightly frothy.
Makes 2 servings.