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Honeydew Melon Mojito (Recipe)

Honeydew Melon Mojito (Recipe)

 

A mojito recipe that doesn’t involve muddling anything?! Sign me up. Mint is still on the list here, but, instead of muddling it in a glass, you add it to the simple syrup. Here, the delicate flavor of honeydew melon is the star of the show, and the mint is just a background player.

Honeydew Mojito

Yield: 8 Glasses.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe honeydew melon, rinds discarded, seeds, and quartered
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 Cup fresh mint, packed, plus more sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup medium-bodied golden rum
  • Juice of 4 Limes, plus 1 additional lime for garnish and rims
  • Superfine sugar, for rims

Intsructions:

1. Set one quarter of melon aside for later use. Slice remaining 3 quarters into 1-inch chunks. Place melon chunks in a food processor or blender and puree until the mixture is smooth. Line a sieve with cheesecloth, and place in a large bowl. Strain the pureed melon through the sieve, discarding the solids.
3. Make simple syrup. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring granulated sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved fully in the water. Remove syrup from water, stir in mint leaves, and let stand uncovered for about 10 minutes. Strain syrup through a sieve into a medium bowl, discarding mint leaves.
4. In a large pitcher, stir to combine melon puree, mint simple syrup, rum and lime juice. Place in the fridge until cold, around 30 minutes.
5. While the mojitos are the in the fridge, prepare glasses. Coat the rims of 8 glasses with a lime wedge. Dip each glass in a shallow bowl of superfine sugar. Scoop balls of the remaining quarter of melon with a 1 inch melon baller. Set aside.
6. When the pitcher has cooled, add about 3 cups of ice, and pour into glasses. Add a couple melon balls to each drink, and garnish with a few mint sprigs and a lime wedge. Serve at once.

Recipe Credit: Martha Stewart.

More Melon Recipes:
3 Melon Fruit Salad
Watermelon Gazpacho

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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11:11PM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

for a non-alcoholic version, use bitter lemon water instead of rum or ginger beer?

8:44AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

This sounds yummy and sexy especially when I read it in my Martha Stewart voice

4:09AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Sounds rummy!

5:40PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

sounds good but remember to scrub your melon's outside skin with a brush before cutting and when done cutting up you can rinse also because what you slice your knife brings what is on the outside of the melon to the inside.

2:35AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

thank you

5:28PM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

Sounds refreshing!

1:09PM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

Very summery! Thank you

8:04AM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

Thanks.

8:01AM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

thank you

2:44AM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

Thanks.

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