Cantaloupe Margarita with a Hint of Mint

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Cantaloupe Margarita with a Hint of Mint Recipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez Styling: Claire Spollen

Want to make a bigger batch? Doubling the melon should yield enough juice to make 6 drinks. Process and strain in 2 batches, and then mix up 3 times the rest of the ingredients in a pitcher.


Serves 2 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


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3 cups cubed cantaloupe
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 1/2 ounces anejo tequila
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon light agave nectar
2 fresh mint sprigs


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

1. Combine cantaloupe and lime juice in a food processor; process until pureed. Strain mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, stirring. Discard solids. Measure 6 ounces cantaloupe juice (reserve any extra juice for another use).

2. Place cantaloupe juice, tequila, Grand Marnier, and agave in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously; strain into 2 ice-filled glasses. Clap each mint sprig between palms; garnish each drink with 1 sprig.

Created date

March 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 164
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 15 mg
Calcium 13 mg
Sugars 18 g
Est. Added Sugars 11 g