Crisp, cool, and refreshing. With a hint of ginger, and mixed with lemon-lime soda.
It's only pertinent that we make fruity drinks in the summer. And with the heat we face in a California summer, we realllly need fruity drinks to make us feel better. Cucumber Melon Cooler, anyone?
I remember while growing up Cucumber Melon was my favorite scent. My sisters and I would always have Cucumber Melon body spray, body wash, or lotion. It's one of those scents that just takes me back.
I figured, if it smells so wonderful as a scent, it's gotta taste great too, right?
Let's break it down. The melon flavor is mellowed out with the lemon-lime soda. The cucumber cuts through the sweetness with a refreshing crispness. The little bit of added ginger gives it a sort of zing. All together you've got yourself a delicious and refreshing refresher!
Feeling nostalgic? Sipping on a Cucumber Melon Cooler is like going back in time. It takes me back to the days of Lisa Frank, N'SYNC, and Slap Bracelets.
If you're not convinced, let's observe the facts:
Honeydew Melon is the best of all the melons.
Cucumbers are refreshing.
They're both green.
Yup, I think that just about proves it right there!
This drink can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes! Chop everything up, stick it in the blender, strain, and stir!
Cucumber Melon Cooler Ingredients:
1 honeydew melon, 3 lbs.
1 large english cucumber
1 tea. of ginger, or less (optional)
4-5 cups lemon-lime soda
Slice the honeydew melon into chunks, and puree in a blender until smooth.
Peel the cucumber and slice into chunks. Add to the blender and puree again.
Add ginger root into the blender, if desired, and puree.
Strain through a mesh sieve and a coffee filter into a pitcher over ice.
Pour in lemon-lime soda and stir.
Serve in glasses rimmed with a cucumber wedge and enjoy!
***If alcohol is preferred, mix in 3-4 oz. alcohol of your choice.