I have officially become an Indiana wimp when it comes to heat - the high was 85 and I went to the pool, drank about 80 gallons of water, and then decided today was the day for this refreshing drink. It totally hit the spot. I drank it on the patio with a plate of the broccoli pesto pasta I posted yesterday , and it was wonderfully green and delicious. Next time I may do half sparkling water in the glass to cut the sweetness a little and add some fizz.
Honeydew Cucumber Cooler
1 honeydew melon, peeled and chopped
1 English cucumber, peeled and sliced, divided
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
Puree melon, half of cucumber, and mint leaves in a blender until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher. Add lime juice and remaining half of cucumber slices. Stir well, then serce over ice, garnished with lime slices, if desired.
Source: Real Simple magazine, July 2013