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IngredientsImage of Melon Cooler

  • 1 (4-pound) cantaloupe,
  • seeded and cut into 1-inch
  • cubes (about 8 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or sugar
  • substitute (Splenda, Equal, Sweet-n-Low or agave nectar)
  • 1 quart chilled club soda or seltzer


1) Purée cantaloupe in batches with water in a blender.

2) Transfer to a colander lined with a kitchen towel (not terry cloth) or fine cheesecloth over a deep bowl and let drain 1 hour.

3) Gather ends of towel and very gently squeeze any remaining juice from melon.

4) Discard solids.

5) Stir in lime juice, sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt and chill 1 hour.

6) Divide among 8 (10-ounce) glasses and top off with club soda.


Garnish with lime wedges or melon slices. Serves 8.