prep 25 minutes chill 1 hour
1 medium honeydew melon, peeled,
seeded, and cut into chunks 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
Ice cubes 1 750- ml bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled Thin slices honeydew melon and/or fresh basil leaves (optional)
1. In a food processor combine half of the melon and the 1/2 cup basil. Cover; pulse until smooth. Set a large sieve over a large bowl. Pour pureed melon mixture into sieve. Add remaining melon to food processor; pulse until smooth. Pour into the sieve. Cover; chill about 1 hour to allow melon mixture to drain.
2. Using the back of a large spoon, press melon pulp through sieve, draining additional liquid (you should have about 31/2 cups liquid). Discard solids.
3. For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add 1/3 cup melon liquid. Cover; shake until shaker becomes frosty. Strain into a chilled glass. Slowly pour in 1/3 cup Prosecco; stir gently. If desired, add a melon slice and/or additional basil. Makes 6 drinks.
per drink 150 cal, 0 g fat, 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium, 18 g carb, 1 g fiber, 14 g sugars, 1 g pro.