Prep 7 mins
Cook 5 mins
A refreshing drink with a unique flavor. Tou can kick it up a notch if you want with adding a little alcohol. I think that strawberries or maybe even a little more lime (or even lemon) would make this even tastier.
- 1⁄2 cantaloupe, seeded and chopped into pieces
- 1 lime, juice of (or 1/2 a lemon)
- 4 -5 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- Place the melon pieces into your blender (until about half full) and then squeeze the lime juice into the blender. Use a pulse setting to blend and add water in 1/4 cup increments until it starts to move.
- Once the fruit has turned to pulp, add more fruit if you have it. Leave the blender on for 2-3 minutes.
- Use a spoon to determine how smooth it is. If you wish it to be smoother, keep blending for up to 4 more minutes and taste to determine if it is sweet enough. If you're not sure, add a little salt, blend it for 30 seconds and taste again.
- If it still isn't sweet enough, add sugar and blend again for a minute. Once it tastes the way you want, you're ready to get it to have the texture that you want.
- Pour the pulp mixture into a serving pitcher. Add cold water a cup at a time and stir vigorously until reaching your desired thickness.
- If you want a smoother drink, put a colander over a large bowl or pan. Line it with two layers of cheesecloth and slowly pour your drink through it to catch any fibers.
- Any unused pieces of melon can be taken as melon balls, frozen, and then put into the drinks as a sort of "ice cube" making a great treat in the drink as well.
A nice, refreshing drink that I served with toast and dipping oil for a lovely breakfast. I used honey instead of sugar and halved the recipe using lemon juice. Thank you Topher!