When the temperatures start to rise, nothing is more refreshing than an ice-cold drink. Instead of reaching for a soda when the weather heats up, try one of these healthy, cool drinks in its place! Try these refreshing and delicious recipes for a Honeydew Lime Cooler and Cherry Smash.
Honeydew Lime Cooler
• 1 small honeydew melon, seeded and cut into one-inch cubes
• 1/2 cup seedless red grapes
• 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
• 1/2 cup honey
• 2 cups seltzer water
Place the cubed melon and grapes into the freezer for about an hour. In a blender, combine the frozen melon and grapes with the lime juice and honey. Process until smooth. Fill glasses until half full and then top off with the seltzer water. Stir and serve immediately.
• 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pits removed
• 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
• 4 teaspoons sugar
• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
• 3 cups seltzer water
Divide the cherries, mint leaves, and sugar into four glasses. Mash these ingredients together with a wooden spoon or muddler. Stir in the lime juice and fill each glass with ice. Top off with the seltzer and garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serve immediately.
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