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 1x
- 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 or simple syrup, to taste
- 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!
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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.
I think you should make a cookbook with just your cocktails!! Each one looks so GOOD!
Thanks, Chinmayie! I would absolutely love to make a cocktail cookbook. Fun!
Very appealing and unique! I loved the colour of this cocktail and i am so amazed by the fact that you used canaloupe!
In Australia there are some states that refer to this as cantaloupe and some as rockmelon. I find it so interesting that there can be such drastic differences in names in the same country. Does anyone from different areas to you call it rockmelon in USA? Looks delicious as always. Did you end up writing any letters on the weekend?
Rockmelon, I like that word! I’ve never heard an American refer to cantaloupe as rockmelon. That is interesting that your own country has different names for the same fruit. I’m having a hard time thinking of a fruit or vegetable that goes by another name here in the states. I haven’t written my letters yet, but I’m feeling very industrious and think I’ll shut down the computer and pull out some pen and paper tonight.
I’ve worked in the produce business and have never even heard the term Rock Melon, and I have relatives in New South Wales!! I like it though!!
found you from the findingvegan site and wow, your photography is gorgeous!
That is about the extent of my Spanish as well. So much for 8 years of classes! Love tequila though & I keep getting melons from my CSA.
Thank you so much, that you didn’t called it Margarita – it looks like a sound drink.
I would only use a 100% agave tequila – I am a big fan of authenticity – and 100% agave tequila – is the »real« tequila. It is a bit more expensive – but if you stay away of the super premium brands, it doesn’t make a big difference price wise [you might use Sauza blue – the new entry 100% agave tequila of Sauza – Hornitos is even better… Cuervo has its Tradicional which is also relatively fresh on the market, and doesn’t make you poor…].
Good point! I’ve upgraded to 100% agave tequila since I posted this recipe last year.
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I never in a million years would have gotten the notion to look at things that way.
This will make my afternoon a bunch easier.
I just saw your recipe and said I can do that. My changes were adding some fresh orange and lemon juice instead of lime. Garnished with chili powder and orange slice. Thank you.
For some reason this was extremely pulpy straight out of the blender, but I poured it through a strainer and it was better and looked more like the picture. Delicious!
I made this last night — sorry, no photos because I drank it! It was delicious, colorful, and a healthy drink because of the cantaloupe!
I like the drink! Good job and thank you. One note I modified the final product ever so slightly for my taste – I strained the blended mix and it seemed to make the drink more like a cocktail rather than a daiquiri.
You’re welcome, Shail! Thank you for your review.