This refreshing drink has no need for simple syrup, honey or any additional sweeteners. The honeydew carries an appropriate sweetness level with the English cucumber and mint being excellent collaborators to this grown up drink.

Honeydew, cucumber and mint cooler


  • 1 honeydew melon, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced
  • Lime slices, garnish


  1. Puree honeydew melon, English cucumber and mint leaves in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher.
  3. Add 1/2 cup fresh lime juice and 1/2 sliced English cucumber.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.
  5. Stir well, then serve over ice, garnished with lime slices. Splash of gin optional.