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Buttercup-Inspired Drink

For this spicy and sweet Powerpuff Girls-inspired cocktail, we blended up a fresh juice with honeydew melon, mint, and jalapeño that’s shaken with lime juice, tequila, melon-flavored liqueur, and some simple syrup. It’s sweet with a little kick of heat, just like Buttercup!

Tasty Team
Total Time

10 minutes

10 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

5 minutes

5 min

Total Time

10 minutes

10 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

5 minutes

5 min

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon black gel food coloring
  • 1 ½ teaspoons water
  • lime wedge
  • 2 cups honeydew melon (280 g), chopped
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ jalapeño, seeded
  • 2 oz lime juice (55 mL)
  • 2 oz tequila (55 mL)
  • 1 oz Midori (25 mL), melon-flavored liqueur
  • 1 oz simple syrup (25 mL)
  • ice, for shaking
  • 2 honeydew melon balls, for garnish

Special Equipment

  • 2 cocktail picks

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 448
  • Fat 1g
  • Carbs 95g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugar 90g
  • Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Add the sugar, black food coloring, and water to a shallow bowl and stir until well combined. Wet the rim of 2 glasses with the lime wedge, then dip in the black sugar mixture.
  2. Add the honeydew, mint, and jalapeño to a high-powered blender and blend on high speed for 30 seconds, until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add the lime juice, tequila, melon-flavored liqueur, and simple syrup to the cocktail shaker and fill the rest of the way with ice. Shake well to combine, about 30 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail evenly between the rimmed glasses. Thread the honeydew melon balls onto cocktail picks and garnish each drink.
  5. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon black gel food coloring
  • 1 ½ teaspoons water
  • lime wedge
  • 2 cups honeydew melon (280 g), chopped
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ jalapeño, seeded
  • 2 oz lime juice (55 mL)
  • 2 oz tequila (55 mL)
  • 1 oz Midori (25 mL), melon-flavored liqueur
  • 1 oz simple syrup (25 mL)
  • ice, for shaking
  • 2 honeydew melon balls, for garnish

Special Equipment

  • 2 cocktail picks

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 448
  • Fat 1g
  • Carbs 95g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugar 90g
  • Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Add the sugar, black food coloring, and water to a shallow bowl and stir until well combined. Wet the rim of 2 glasses with the lime wedge, then dip in the black sugar mixture.
  2. Add the honeydew, mint, and jalapeño to a high-powered blender and blend on high speed for 30 seconds, until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add the lime juice, tequila, melon-flavored liqueur, and simple syrup to the cocktail shaker and fill the rest of the way with ice. Shake well to combine, about 30 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail evenly between the rimmed glasses. Thread the honeydew melon balls onto cocktail picks and garnish each drink.
  5. Enjoy!

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