I don’t know much Spanish (Hola, me llamo Kate. Lo sienta, no hablo español.), but I do know tequila. I like it chilled and dressed, or mixed into a classic margarita. Over the past several days, I’ve opened my refrigerator to see half of a fresh cantaloupe staring back at me. “Drink me, I dare you,” it said.
So I did. I went to the liquor store and bought a bottle of silver tequila, and blended up this original concoction. I dubbed it a “cantaloupe fiesta” because my taste buds broke into a dance party on the first sip.
The recipe below will make one cocktail, but you could easily make a blender full as long as you’re serving it soon after.
Cantaloupe Fiesta Cocktail
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Category: Cocktail
An amazing blended tequila and cantaloupe cocktail drink—once you try one, you’ll be ready to blend up another! To keep your cocktail cold, place freezer-safe cocktail glasses in the freezer to chill in advance, or just plop an ice cube or two in the finished drink.
- ¼ chilled cantaloupe, seeds removed
- 1 ½ ounces silver/blanco tequila
- 1 lime, juiced
- ½ teaspoon agave nectar
- Tiny pinch of sea salt
- 3 ice cubes
- Use a big spoon to scoop the flesh of the cantaloupe from the skin. Place everything but the ice in the blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice and blend thoroughly.
- Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime round.
I salted the rim of my glass, but I felt like the saltiest sips overwhelmed the delicate taste of cantaloupe. Also, I recommend using 100% agave tequila, always!
Don’t miss other fresh drinks in my summer cocktail series: beautiful red bell, strawberry smash, rainier cherry mojito, watermelon cucumber cooler and cucumber caipiranha, peach mojito, raspberry daiquiri, blueberry lavender [hard] lemonade and fresh bloody marys.