Melon-Mint Julep Slush

Party time! Make the slush ahead, and all that's needed is a quick stir with ginger ale just before serving.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 7 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
medium cantaloupe, seeded, rind removed and flesh cut up
1
(12-oz.) container frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1
cup finely chopped fresh mint
1 1/2
cups water
1 1/2
cups bourbon
8
cups ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine cantaloupe flesh, lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar; process until smooth. Stir in mint. Place mixture in medium bowl; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 2 Strain mixture into 2-quart nonmetal freezer container, pressing mint with spoon to remove as much liquid as possible. Discard mint. Stir water and bourbon into melon mixture. Cover; freeze 6 to 8 hours or until icy, stirring twice.
  • 3 To serve, spoon 1/2 cup frozen mixture into each glass. Add 1/2 cup ginger ale to each glass; stir gently.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cup
    Calories
    180
    (
    Calories from Fat
    0),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    0g
    0%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    15mg
    15%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    29g
    29%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    40%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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