Cantaloupe Mojito

It is melon season and today’s clever cocktail employs the use of fresh Cantaloupe embellished with mint and rum. It is a great take on the traditional Mojito with the melon accentuating the mint flavor in a most wonderful way. This is a perfect cocktail for a hot summer’s day.

Cantaloupe Mojito

In a shaker glass filled with ice add:

  • 1 ½ Ounces Bacardi Silver Rum
  • 3 Ounces of Cantaloupe-Mint Syrup*
  • ½ Ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Splash with club soda. Garnish with a generous bouquet of fresh mint. Drink through a straw.

Cantaloupe-Mint Syrup Recipe

In a medium sized saucepan add:

  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Sugar

Bring to a boil reduce heat and add:

  • ¼ Cup Cantaloupe Seeded and Diced

Simmer on low for 10 minutes, shut off heat, then add:

  • 20 mint leaves lightly bruised

Cover and let cool. When cool strain all through a fine sieve pressing out all the liquid possible. Put up in a sterile jar. Syrup will keep for 5-7 days in the refrigerator.