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Honeydew melon bellini

This honeydew melon bellini is a refreshing take on the classic peach bellini drink, it is made with honeydew melon puree, lime juice, and sparkling wine.

Honeydew melon bellini

I originally saw this honeydew melon drink recipe in a Bon Appétit magazine several years ago. It was one of those where you think this would be such a great drink to make, but you never actually make it. Finally, I had a honeydew melon on hand and remembered the drink,  but I couldn’t find the issue that had the recipe.

I did remember that the recipe included puree from fresh honeydew melon and prosecco -or sparkling wine of some sorts. I love the traditional bellini, a sparkling peach cocktail, and have some good memories of after work happy hours drinking bellinis. I am waiting for the local peaches to make their debut to make the classic drink, but this honeydew bellini is a great variation (though I’m sure the purists will say a bellini can only be made with peaches).

Honeydew bellini recipe

I made this honeydew melon bellini for a brunch party and it was a great success. It was refreshing, fruity and bubbly, a great combination. For a non-alcoholic version you can replace the prosecco with sparkling cider or other sparkling fruit juice. The only advice I have is to pour the pour the prosecco over the honeydew melon puree very carefully and slowly, it tends to get foamy and spill over a lot more than any other combination of fruit puree and sparkling wine.

Honeydew bellini recipe

Honeydew melon bellini

A refreshing take on the classic drink, this honeydew melon bellini is made with honeydew melon, lime juice, and sparkling wine.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration time: 2 hours
Servings: 10 cocktails


  • 5 cups of diced honeydew melon about ½ of a large melon
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Sugar to taste based on the sweetness of the melon
  • 1 bottle of chilled prosecco champagne, cava or other sparkling wine


  • Combine the diced honeydew melon with the lime juice and sugar in a blender and blend until you obtain a smooth puree.
  • Strain the puree, chill for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use. A couple hours is ideal. For an extra smooth puree that is less likely to make the drinks overflow when mixed with the sparkling wine, strain the honeydew puree a second time after chilling. Then chill again for a few hours. It makes a significant difference.
  • Pour the honeydew melon puree into champagne flutes, no more than half full.
  • Add the prosecco or other sparkling wine, pouring it gently to avoid making a bubbly mess.
  • Stir lightly and serve immediately.


For a non-alcoholic version you can replace the prosecco with sparkling cider, sparkling lemonade or even sparkling water for a lighter bubbly drink.
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