Refreshing cocktails are the name of the game during the summer – don’t you agree? This rum and cantaloupe cocktail fits the bill with its refreshing cantaloupe juice and sweet agave nectar!
Ever since we got our juicer at our wedding shower, my brain’s been going crazy thinking up all sorts of ideas for things to juice and recipes to make! We bought a gorgeous cantaloupe the other day, and I thought this would be just perfect for juicing. I am absolutely in love with this juicer: it’s super simple to use and has easy dishwasher-safe cleanup. That is my kinda gadget!
The cantaloupe works really well for juicing because there isn’t a lot of bulky flesh, like say an orange or grapefruit might have. So the juice comes out really nice and clean with no straining necessary!
For these cocktails, I paired them with light white rum for the summer, sweet agave nectar for its earthy flavor component, and fresh mint. Top them off with some nice, bubbly club soda and you’ve got a drink that everyone will want seconds (and maybe thirds?) of this season!
Now it’s your turn: what is your favorite thing to juice in these hot summer months? Let me know and share your delicious recipes with me by commenting below!
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 4-5 mint leaves
- 1 ½ oz. white rum
- 1 splash agave nectar
- 2 oz. melon juice
- Club soda
- In a shaker, muddle lemon juice with mint leaves to help release some of the oil from the mint leaves. Fill shaker with ice. Add rum, agave nectar, and melon juice. Shake for about 25-30 seconds. Strain contents of shaker into a lowball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and serve. Enjoy!