Say hello to summer!
I couldn't wait any longer. The honeydew melons in the market have been calling me with their sweet siren songs.
I usually wait until the month of June when honeydew is really at its peak. That's when these melons arrive at the store from local farms, perfectly fresh and sweet. Right now the available honeydew makes it way here from Mexico and you know what? It's really sweet too!
I couldn't hold off any longer. The weather has been in the 100's over the past week and that is always the perfect reason to pull out the blender. Somehow the sound of crushing ice cools me off.
These Honeydew Rita's are the perfect addition to any summertime heatwave.
With all the melon in this drink, I think it counts towards your five servings a day. Wait....I know it does. Really. Just get the tequila and let's get started.
Here's what you need: Honeydew melon, tequila, honey, fresh lime juice and mint for garnish.
Add 3 cups honeydew melon, 3/4 cup tequila, 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice and 4 cups of ice cubes to the blender.
Whirl it up and your lovely green concoction will look like this.
If you really want a popping green color, 1 drop of green food coloring will do the trick.
This recipe makes a full blender. Taste it and add more tequila if you're crazy like that!
And here is your virtual cocktail napkin. Don't forget to wipe your mouth! Enjoy.
adapted from Cuisine at Home
Rub Glasses With; Coat In:
Kosher salt or sugar
4 cups ice cubes
3 cups honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, cut into chunks
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 drop of green food coloring (optional)
Garnish Margaritas With:
Sprigs of fresh mint
Rub the rims of 4-6 cocktail glasses with limes, then coat in salt or sugar (depending on your taste preference). I like sugar, the Wild Boar likes salt. Go figure.
Blend ice, melon, tequila, honey and lime juice in a blender until smooth. Divide between prepared glasses.
Garnish with melon and mint sprigs.