Fizzy Cantaloupe Lime Cocktail
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Recipe type: beverage
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Serves: 6-8
 
A refreshing fizzy cocktail that pairs sweet, nectary cantaloupe and lime.
Ingredients
  • ½ medium cantaloupe, about 4 cups
  • 4 ounces simple syrup, to taste (see note)
  • 4 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • One 25.3 ounce (750ml) bottle sparkling mineral water, chilled
  • Crushed or cubed ice
Instructions
  1. Remove seeds and rind from cantaloupe. Puree in a blender until smooth. Chill until ready to use.
  2. In a pitcher or carafe, combine melon puree, simple syrup, lime juice, and vodka. Add the sparkling water a little at a time so it doesn't overflow. (You may not need all of the sparkling water depending on how sweet and concentrated you want the cocktails to be.) Serve over ice.
Notes
*To make simple syrup: combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let cool completely before using. Store leftovers in a jar in the fridge.
*Other varieties of melon and other fruit can be substituted for the cantaloupe. Use about 4 cups diced fruit.
*To make this non-alcoholic, substitute still or sparkling water for the vodka.
Recipe by Cafe Johnsonia at https://cafejohnsonia.com/2016/09/cantaloupe-lime-fizzy-cocktail.html