Light and refreshing, this drink uses sweet Galia melon and mint for bright, natural flavor. A touch of rosewater adds a Middle Eastern twist. Make this healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free, fat-free recipe in just minutes. Perfect on its own, or mix with vodka or champagne for an impressive summer drink.
EASY Servings: 2 Ready In: 5 minutes
2 cups Galia melon (about 1/2 melon)
1 tbsp fresh mint
1 tsp. rosewater
1/2 cup sparkling water
Fresh mint, to garnish
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To make the Fresca: Peel and seed the melon. Cut the melon into large pieces. You'll need about 2 cups of melon for 2 drinks. 1 melon usually makes enough for 4-6 drinks.
In a blender, combine the melon, fresh mint, and rosewater. Puree until smooth.
Pour into a chilled glass. Top with 1/4 cup or so of sparkling water.
Garnish with fresh mint and serve immediately.
Chef's note: Serve this right away. The mint will start to oxidize and turn brown. You can also make this with honeydew or any other ripe, summer melon.
Rosewater adds a light, floral note to this easy, refreshing drink. Find it in the Middle Eastern aisle or order it online.
Yield: 2 drinks
Serving size: 1/2 of a recipe (6.4 ounces)
Calories From Fat (4%) 2.44
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.29g <1%
Saturated Fat 0.08g <1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 33.57mg 1%
Potassium 429.67mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 16.57g 6%
Fiber 1.8g 7%
Protein 1.14g 2%
Calcium 32.62mg 3%
Iron 21.96mg 122%
Vitamin A 319.58IU 6%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%