1 cup ripe honeydew melon, diced 1 oz vanilla vodka 1/2 oz cointreau 3/4 oz fresh lime juice 1 tbsp fresh mint, roughly chopped 1/2 cup cold dry champagne or sparkling wine
Puree melon in a blender adding 1-2 tbsp water if necessary. Press melon mixture through a strainer into cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, cointreau, lime juice and mint. Shake. Strain mixture into chilled martini glass or flute and top with champagne. Stir once and garnish with a skewer of melon and mint leaves.