The refreshing Cantaloupe Drink was born on a sunny vacation where I first tasted the sweet juice of fresh cantaloupe blended with zesty lime and cool mint. It felt like paradise sipping this drink poolside, watching the sunset. I wanted to bottle up that feeling in a recipe to savor all summer long.
Why You’ll Cantaloupe Drink
This drink captures the essence of carefree summer days. Imagine – the sun is shining, you’re relaxed and happy, sipping a drink so fresh and vibrant it makes you smile. The Cantaloupe Drink brings that light, bright flavor right to your glass. It’s an experience that will liven up any summer day.
- Use very ripe cantaloupe for maximum sweetness and color – the riper the better!
- Make sure to chill the drink well before serving for optimal refreshment.
- Don’t skimp on the mint and lime – they really make the flavors pop!
The star ingredient! Sweet, juicy cantaloupe provides tropical flavor and natural sweetness.
The honey syrup helps marry the flavors smoothly, adding subtle depth.
Lime Juice & Mint
This zesty, fresh duo balances the melon sweetness perfectly. The lime adds tang while the mint livens every sip.
How to Make Cantaloupe Drink
Making the Honey Syrup
First, make a simple honey syrup. Heat up some water and honey in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally, until the honey dissolves and the mixture starts bubbling. Then take it off the heat and let it cool.
Blending It Up
Chop up some fresh cantaloupe into chunks. Throw those into a blender or food processor along with the cooled honey syrup, lime juice, and some torn up mint leaves. Blend it all up until you get a nice smooth mixture.
Straining Out the Pulp
Next, get out a fine mesh strainer and pour the blended cantaloupe mix through to strain out all the pulp. This leaves you with a smooth, pulpy-free juice.
Pour the freshly strained cantaloupe juice into glasses or a pitcher. Top it off with some bubbly La Croix and garnish with a sprig of mint. Now your refreshing cantaloupe drink is ready to be enjoyed!
Serve chilled, perhaps over ice for maximum refreshment. Pair with snacks on a sunny patio or poolside.
Use other melons like honeydew or watermelon. Swap honey for agave syrup. Switch up the sparkling water flavor. Add a splash of white rum for a cocktail!
You’ll need a blender or food processor and a fine mesh strainer. Simple ingredients, easy prep!
Can I make this drink ahead?
Yes, store it in the fridge up to 3 days before adding sparkling water.
What other melons work?
Honeydew and watermelon have similar sweet, tropical flavors.
Can I add alcohol?
Sure! A splash of white rum or coconut rum makes a tasty summer cocktail.
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 cups chopped cantaloupe
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 chopped mint leaves
- 2 cans coconut La Croix or your fave sparkling water
- Heat honey and water until honey dissolves, then cool.
- Blend melon, honey syrup, lime juice and mint until smooth.
- Strain out pulp.
- Pour into glasses and top with sparkling water.
- Garnish with mint sprigs. Enjoy!