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Melon-Mint Julep Slush

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Melon-Mint Julep Slush
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 16
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Party time! Which means it's the perfect moment for a refreshing Melon-Mint Julep Slush. Fruity and refreshing, this unique twist on a classic cocktail might just become your new favorite drink. Need more to love? This particular mint julep slush recipe makes plenty for a crowd. If you're in a rush, simply make the slush ahead of your event. Then all that's needed is a quick stir with ginger ale just before serving.
Updated Jun 16, 2022

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To pick the best cantaloupe for your Melon-Mint Julep Slush, look for firm (not hard) melons without any green spots. The cantaloupe should smell sweet and musky.
  • tip 2
    To cut a cantaloupe, cut one inch off the top and bottom of the melon, then stand upright. To remove the rind, cut it away from the melon, slicing from top to bottom while curving the knife to follow the shape of the fruit. Then cut in half from top to bottom. Scoop out seeds with a spoon and discard. Then cut or slice the melon as desired.
  • tip 3
    Out of Bourbon? This tasty drink is also delicious with rum.

Nutrition Information

180 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 31g Total Carbohydrate, 29g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
29g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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