Melon & Tequila Cocktail – Recipe and Gallery

 Tequila & Melon, together at last!

We have had quite the melon-filled August here at OurLocaltopia. And it ain’t over yet! Yes, of course we have a recipe for a melon cocktail. This delightful drink can be altered to suit your tastes, and has a beautiful color that shows well in a pre-chilled glass. Thirsty yet? Click through for our full recipe and photo galley guide…

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Melon & Tequila Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail is as easy as 1-2-3.  This is the perfect way to use up leftover melon and a good excuse if you need a drink at the same time.   The chili powder adds a fun touch, and if you don’t normally choose a sweeter drink — feel free to omit the agave.  This is best served well chilled in chilled glasses.

Makes 1 cocktail

2 oz Tequila Reposado

1 oz Lime Juice

3/4 oz Cointreau or other orange liqueur

1/2 oz Agave Nectar

4 oz Cantaloupe or ripe melon (peeled, chopped)

1/8 tsp Chile de Arbol Powder

Muddle cantaloupe, agave nectar, and orange liqueur. Add rest of ingredients and ice, shake, and double strain into cocktail glass (or a rocks glass).

We love the look and flavor of additional chili powder in this drink.  Float a pinch or two of the chili powder on the surface of the drink just prior to serving to add vibrant color and a gentle heat.

Good Drinking!

~ OurLocaltopia


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