Friday, June 26, 2015

Cantaloupe Melon Martini

Cantaloupe Melon Martini

Have you mastered the art of being able to tell when a melon is ripe? Yeah, me neither. But I have learned that my best chance with melons, and all other fruit, is to go by the smell instead of squeezing the life out of it. So, if it smells like the fruit, it's probably ripe. And I've been walking past some amazingly fragrant melons lately.

My sniff test worked and my melon was sweet, juicy and ripe. I loved the idea of a fresh melon cocktail but my method of cutting it up was one piece for the food processor, one piece for me, one for the processor, etc. So basically, eat, drink, repeat and I highly recommend this method. Cheers!

Cantaloupe Melon Martini
by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 7 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Serving)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Cantaloupe puree
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Melon liqueur
  • 2 Mint leaves
To make the puree, peel and chunk about half a cantaloupe melon and blend it in a food processor until smooth. You should have approximately 6 - 8 oz. of puree depending on the size of the melon.

Add the vodka, 2 oz. of the cantaloupe puree, lemon juice, simple syrup, melon liqueur and mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the mint with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon. Fill with ice, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint or a few melon balls, if desired.

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  1. Love the idea of the melon liquer!

  2. Exactly what i want to make..Thank you for such a sweet tutorial - all this time later, I've found it and love the end result. I appreciate the time you spent sharing your skills. Bus back panel advertising in Chennai are engaged in offering a wide range of Bus Back Panel Advertising to their valued clients. They render these services with the support of their experienced professionals and following international market trend. Their products are available demands and requirements of clients.


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