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Cantaloupe Basil Spritzer

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10Ingredients
45Minutes
150Calories
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Cantaloupe Basil Spritzer

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Description

This fragrant, refreshing drink is summer in a glass and is customizable to serve to non-drinkers and drinkers alike. Simply mix the cantaloupe-basil simple syrup with sparkling water, or stir in your favorite libation (such as gin) and top with sparkling wine. You can make the syrup in advance and keep it in the fridge so it’s ready to serve at a get-together. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.

Ingredients

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8 SERVINGS
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (plus more for serving)
  • 4 cups cantaloupe (cubes, from about half of a 4-pound cantaloupe)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup gin (optional, or tequila or vodka)
  • 2 cups sparkling water (or Prosecco)
  • cantaloupe (small wedges, for serving)
  • lime slices (for serving)
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    Directions

    1. Make cantaloupe-basil simple syrup: Combine water, sugar, and ½ cup basil leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring briefly just until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, set pan in a bowl of ice with a little water, and stir occasionally until syrup is completely cool, about 30 minutes. Strain syrup into a glass jar, pressing on basil with a spatula to release all of the flavor. Discard basil.
    2. Puree cantaloupe in a blender until very smooth. Stir in simple syrup and lime juice.
    3. For each drink, fill a glass with crushed ice and pour 1/2 cup cantaloupe mixture over it. Add 1 tablespoon gin (if using), and top with ¼ cup sparkling water or Prosecco. Garnish each glass with a cantaloupe wedge, lime slice, and a few basil leaves.
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    150Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories150Calories from Fat
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium25mg1%
    Potassium240mg7%
    Protein1g2%
    Calories from Fat
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate28g9%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Sugars26g52%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C60%
    Calcium2%
    Iron2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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