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Refreshing Melon Cucumber Soda

10 min


10 ingredients or less

Sweet from the melon, sour from the lime, and a kick from the ginger. This refreshing drink is everything a hot day calls for. As a bonus, the melon is also a wonderful source of vitamin C!


(approx. 1½ cups each including ice)


10 min


10 min

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  • ½
    honeydew melon, chopped
  • 2
    limes, juiced
  • ½ Tbsp (3 g)
    freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cups (400 g)
    crushed ice
  • ¼
    cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    carbonated water
  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
    agave syrup, plus more to taste

Decorative rim

  • ½
  • 2 Tbsp (28 g)
    granulated sugar


  1. Add the melon, lime juice, and ginger to a blenderand blend until smooth.
  2. To create an optional decorative rim, run a lime wedge around the rims of your serving glasses. Pour some sugar on a small plate and dip the edge of the glass in the sugar.
  3. Divide the ice between the glasses. Top with cucumber slices. Pour over two parts blended melon mixture to one part carbonated water. Add agave syrup to taste, and enjoy!


  • Best if enjoyed immediately.

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Nutrition info

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Jacquelyn - Aug. 19, 2023, 4:15 p.m.

A perfect summer drink! Incredible easy to make and so refreshing.

Jess - Aug. 9, 2023, 10:47 p.m.

Love this drink 🙂

Matilde - July 2, 2023, 3:59 p.m.

I actually blended 2/3 of a cucumber with the melon, just because I had a cucumber I had to use up and that way I'm eating veggies in my juice :)
The melon I had was so sweet and the cucumber made the drink so fresh, I absolutely love it !!
Thanks for this great combo🙌
Your recipes are really great since i'm trying to put more veggies into juice instead of just fruit, and these are great, thank you !!

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 3:36 a.m.

Woohoo! Thanks so much, Matilde, it means a lot 🤩

Kirsten - June 26, 2023, 6:50 p.m.

We totally love this drink. Very refreshing, and a nice change of just water. Since we try to minimise alcoholic drinks in the house, we also find this a great alternative! It easily passes as a mocktail. Also love the app! And the grocery list option…. I think I’m getting old whaha but I love it!!

PUL Team - June 27, 2023, 1:40 a.m.

Aww thanks so much, Kirsten! It means so much that the recipe and App are being enjoyed. Hehe we love it too. After all, aged wine is worth more?! 😉

Natalie - April 28, 2023, 4:44 a.m.

So refreshing for a hot day here in Portland OR! It does taste like fresh melon and lime soda with a touch of cucumber. The ginger is a nice touch. I feel like I’m drinking an elixir to rejuvenate my tired soul.

PUL Team - April 29, 2023, 3:50 p.m.

Awe so happy it's being enjoyed, Natalie, thank you 🤗

Ivany - June 6, 2022, 3:43 a.m.

This was just perfect! I’m pregnant so drinking water starts to get boring. This drink has a great sweet gingerly taste it’s so refreshing and delicious, a great alternative to water ;)

PUL Team - June 6, 2022, 8:40 p.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Ivany, and congratulations on your pregnancy 🤗

Maria - March 2, 2022, 12:22 a.m.

If I’m not a fan of agave or maple syrup in drinks, would this recipe still work well with simple syrup?

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 6:15 a.m.

Hey Maria, yes it will! We hope you enjoy the soda 😊

Francine - Nov. 12, 2021, 11:42 p.m.

What a life saver,,
Instead graving a glass of wine this is much muuuuuch better delicious,healthy, nutritious has everything.
You are the best!
Love everything you give us.
Thank thank thank YOU!

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 2:56 a.m.

Oh, Francine, thank YOU for being here and sharing the kind words ☺️

Liz - July 9, 2021, 1:22 a.m.

This drink is my favorite for the summer. It's also fun to make when you have some people over! The lime and sugar rim on the glass not only gives it an extra punch of the lime flavor at the top, but also makes the drink super cute in pictures.

Raluca - June 30, 2021, 10:05 p.m.

Very nice and refreshing!

jeen - May 28, 2021, 5:06 p.m.

This new website feature of serving sizes and an amazon cart is super cool and easy to access. Loved the idea and keep up the good work sadia :)

PUL Team - May 30, 2021, 7:56 a.m.

Thank you for the lovely feedback, Jeen! We're so happy you're enjoying the new website :D

Dee - March 31, 2021, 6 a.m.

This website is so posh! I love how user-friendly it is. It's virtually refreshing and the contents are well-thought of. Superb job Pick up Limes Team. Been following the Youtube Channel for quite a while now. Funny background story, I was sick and in-search of something that will make me more healthy at that time when I discovered Pick Up Limes, ended up binge watching all the videos from recipes to minimalism and viola! been hooked ever since. Thank you guys! More power :)

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 12:49 a.m.

Aww, this is so wonderful to hear, Dee! We're so grateful you stumbled upon PUL and have stuck around. So glad you're enjoying the new site too 🥰