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Cantaloupe Mojito

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

A great summer cocktail made with homemade cantaloupe mint syrup! ...MORE+ LESS-

Macheesmo Macheesmo
September 20, 2016


Cantaloupe Syrup:

cup water
cup sugar
sprigs fresh mint

Each Mojito:

oz. light rum
oz. cantaloupe syrup
Splash club soda
Cantaloupe balls, for garnish
Fresh mint, for garnish


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  • 1
    Combine syrup ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and liquid is hot. Use a potato masher or large fork to mash up cantaloupe pieces. When sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and let cool slowly.
  • 2
    Strain out solids from syrup and store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
  • 3
    To make a mojito, combine rum and cantaloupe syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill. Strain over fresh ice in a glass and add a splash of club soda. Garnish with fresh cantaloupe balls and fresh mint.

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More About This Recipe
  • Combine three of the most refreshing ingredients ever in one cocktail!

    There are a few things that are guaranteed to beat the summer heat. First, a cocktail. Preferably one with loads of fresh mint on ice. It’s like sticking your head in the freezer.

    Second, and possibly my favorite, is super-chilled melon. It’s refreshing, light and tastes great.

    Combining these experiences in one glass just makes sense to me!

    The drink is easy to make once the homemade cantaloupe syrup is done. The exact amount of cantaloupe you use for the syrup isn’t too important. I’d use about 1/4 of a cantaloupe. Scoop the flesh into a pan with some water, sugar, and fresh mint.

    Let that heat until the sugar is dissolved. Use a potato masher or large fork to mash up the cantaloupe and release the juice.

    While the syrup comes together, make some delicious melon balls for snacking and using as a garnish on the finished drinks.

    When the syrup is done, just strain out the solids and you’ll have a beautiful, orange syrup that’s perfect for mixing.

    Shake together some of the syrup with light rum and pour it over fresh ice with lots of melon balls and fresh mint as a garnish.

    A little cocktail umbrella is very optional, but also very fun!

    Nick thinks he would make an excellent pirate (RUM)! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon profile.

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