Summer is coming to an end, but there is still plenty of time for celebrating!
And what is more summery than melons…. and margaritas?
Combined…….. they create heaven in a glass!
We were invited to friends’ house for dinner one evening this week, and I was asked to bring wine.
Well – I love my wine (and took a bottle with us), but I thought something a little more creative was in order for our little get-together, so I decided to make a pitcher of this amazingness!
We LOVED them! (and can I admit I actually doubled the recipe provided below… which is already doubled from the original I found?)
Sooooo worth it! Even if you don’t think so the next morning! <wink>
Create this beautiful sunshine in a glass before summer is over. You will be the hit of the party!
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 medium cantaloupe, seeded, skin removed, and cut into small pieces (to produce 2 cups of strained pulp)
- 1 cup Triple Sec
- 1 1/2 cups Silver Tequila
- Coarse Salt or Raw Sugar for rimming glasses
- Cantaloupe balls and lime wedges for garnish
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil. Stir until clear to create a simple syrup. Remove from heat and add the lime juice. Set aside to cool.
In a blender (or food processor), blend cantaloupe chunks into a fine pulp. (You may need to do in small batches.) Pour pulp into a fine mesh strainer set over a large measuring cup or small bowl and strain, lightly pressing the solids until you get 2 cups of liquid.
Combine syrup and lime juice with cantaloupe in pitcher. Add triple sec and tequila and stir. Chill.
Pour over crushed or cubed ice into glasses rimmed with salt or sugar. Garnish with melon ball and lime slice if desired.
Cheers & Hugs,
*Recipe Source: The Brewer & the Baker