Cucumber Sangria

Cucumber Sangria
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  1. 1 small honeydew melon
  2. 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
  3. 1 lime, thinly sliced
  4. 12 fresh mint leaves
  5. 1/4 cup lime juice
  6. 1/4 cup honey
  7. 1 750 milliliter bottle Sauvignon blanc or other semi-dry white wine, chilled
  8. 1 1 liter bottle carbonated water, chilled
  9. Fresh mint sprigs and/or leaves (optional)
  1. Cut the melon in half; remove and discard seeds and rind. Cut melon into thin slices. In a large pitcher* combine melon, cucumber, lime slices, and the 12 mint leaves. In a small bowl stir together lime juice and honey until combined; pour over melon mixture. Add wine, stirring gently. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. To serve, stir in carbonated water. Ladle or pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with additional mint.