Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cantaloupe Cocktail

When faced with another cantaloupe from my CSA share, rather that just cubing it up and eating it, I thought I’d make a drink! This was a simple, refreshing summer drink. I love the cool orange color especially when paired with the bright lime. The lime juice gives it a tart taste, and pairs really well with the cantaloupe’s sweetness. I wish I could convey through this post the wonderful smell of the cantaloupe in this drink. Every time I went in for a sip I was greeted with the sweet fragrance of the cantaloupe. YUM! This was a simple drink I just sort of made up on the spot, and was surprised with how great it came out on my first try.

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Cantaloupe Cocktail

makes 1 drink

Ingredients:

*Cantaloupe Puree:
cubed cantaloupe
sugar


2 parts cantaloupe puree*
2 parts vodka
1 part Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice

Directions:

*Cantaloupe Puree:
Combine cubed cantaloupe in blender, add in a dash of sugar or simple syrup. Blend until smooth, and strain over mesh strainer into container. Use immediately, or refrigerate and use as needed. I used 1/2 a cantaloupe, and it lasted 2 days in the refrigerator, and was enough for 3-4 drinks.

Combine ingredients over ice in martini shaker. Shake to combine and strain into martini glass.

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5 Responses to “Cantaloupe Cocktail”

  1. 1
    Joelen — September 3, 2009 @ 8:55 am

    This looks fantastic! I love the flavor of c antelope and this is probably so refreshing!

  2. 2
    Kristy K — September 3, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

    Ooooo make me one, it has been one hell of a day at work! lol

  3. 3
    Liesl — September 3, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

    This does sound very refreshing! You are kinda like Sandra Lee with your cocktails! ;o)

  4. 4
    Maris — September 7, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

    This looks so good and refreshing and your photos are fantastic! You are really improving in recent posts and everything looks great!

  5. 5
    Peabody — September 8, 2009 @ 12:33 am

    Oh cantelope…I am liking that.
    The local dairy around here makes cantelope ice cream that sounds weird but taste great. I bet this gets the same kind of reaction. Oh cantelope…but then they drink it.

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