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Honeydew ouzo cocktail

A refreshing frosty drink of frozen honeydew, mint, lime juice and just the right splash of ouzo.
Prep Time10 mins
Freezing time12 hrs
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Cooking with ouzo, Drinks with ouzo, Honeydew melon and ouzo, Ouzo and melon, Ouzo cocktail, Ouzo drink
Servings: 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup frozen honeydew, in small cubes
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp ouzo
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup *
  • 2 fresh mint leaves

For garnish, optional

  • 1 cube unfrozen honeydew
  • 1 fresh mint leaf
  • 1 small wedge of lime

* Simple syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients for your drink (except for the garnish) into a blender and blend until smooth and there are no chunks left.
  • Pour into a cocktail glass. If you like you can prepare the garnish by using a decorative skewer to hold the piece of honeydew, mint leaf and piece of lime.
  • Serve immediately, and enjoy!

To make simple syrup

  • Combine the sugar and water in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
  • Transfer the simple syrup to a covered jar or plastic container and keep in the refrigerator to use as needed.