Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl; Food Styling: Torie Cox
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 45 Mins
Yield
Serves 8

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine sugar, 1 cup water, and 5 mint sprigs in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and cool completely (about 30 minutes). Discard mint sprigs. 

Step 2

Process 6 cups chopped cantaloupe and 1/2 cup water in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding solids.

Step 3

Stir in mint syrup, lemon juice, 2 cups cold water, tequila, and 5 mint sprigs. Chill until very cold, about 4 hours. Serve over ice, and garnish, if desired.

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