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.