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.