Thursday, October 9, 2008

Big Melon Cocktail

The Big Melon Cocktail is based on using an entire melon, but that does not mean that you are required to get drunk. You can certainly cut the recipe in half or quarter it, or share with some friends. Another alternative is to enjoy this beverage without alcohol. Chock full of vitamin A and vitamin C, you can drink it for breakfast or as an afternoon smoothie snack.

Big Melon Cocktail

3 ounces cantaloupe mixture (see below)
1 ½ ounce vodka
lime wedge

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add vodka and top with cantaloupe mixture. Garnish with a lime.

Cantaloupe Mixture:

1 large cantaloupe (about 5 lbs)
4 ½ ounces lime juice
2 ounces simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
3 teaspoons ground coriander

Whirl up cantaloupe in food processor until smooth. Add lime juice, simple syrup and coriander. Mixture will keep refrigerated for about three days.

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