Frozen Cantaloupe Mojitos

Frozen Cantaloupe Mint Mojitos

I recently received a cantaloupe in my organic fruit co-op. I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with it. My kids aren’t the biggest melon fans, so I knew I couldn’t just slice it up and serve for breakfasts.

Frozen Cantaloupe Mint Mojitos

I cut it up in small pieces, bagged it up and placed in the freezer. I figured that I would use it for a smoothie or something along those lines later on.

Later that evening though, we had some impromptu guests and I decided to see if it would work in an adult drink.

My favorite summer drink is a mint mojito. I have a crazy amount of mint growing in my herb garden. In past summers, my frozen mint mojito has been a huge success. I decided to experiment with the cantaloupe thrown in and was very pleased.

While the cantaloupe pieces sat in the freezer, I went outside to pick some mint and made up a small batch of simple syrup.

I placed the frozen cantaloupe in my blender along with some fresh mint leaves, some lime juice and simple syrup. I muddled the mixture a bit. I then added a few ice cubes and some Bacardi white rum. I knew then that it would be great!

 

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I blended everything together until it was the right consistency. I tasted a bit to see if it needed anything. It was perfect. I then served with a garnish of mint leaves.

I definitely need to make these more often!

Frozen Cantaloupe Mojitos
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cantaloupe, cut up
  • 15 mint leaves
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • ½ cup white rum (I also use Bacardi)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • juice of 2 limes
Instructions
  1. Cut up the cantaloupe and freeze the pieces for at least 3-4 hours
  2. Place the mint leaves, the cantaloupe, the lime juice and the simple syrup in the blender.
  3. Muddle the mixture a bit to bring out the flavor.
  4. Add in the ice cubes and rum.
  5. Blend until you reach desired consistency.
  6. Serve and garnish with extra mint leaves.
  7. Enjoy!

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  • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

    these look great! too bad i can’t have rum right now…

  • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

    great idea for a sunday by the pool! ahhh, summer 🙂

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    Could definitely use one of those right now!

  • Vicky and Ruth

    Great way of using that cantaloupe. We will have to try those mojitos really soon!

  • http://www.thisamericanbite.com/ This American Bite

    I feel like I smell these through the screen! A fun way to get your fruit.

  • Jamie Geller

    I have no green thumb so to just think of picking fresh mint from “my” garden is such a luxury…

    • http://confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

      I’m not such a green thumb. I manage herbs in my container garden on my deck. I’ve killed plenty of plants in the past and it’s still early in the summer. Mint is pretty tough and strong and resistant.

  • Shoshana Ohriner

    These sound so good! I might try making them without the rum as a way of cooling off this week.

    • http://confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

      Definitely a fun a cool treat! You could probably mix with anything. Maybe add more melon or maybe some Sprite.

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    That looks delicious, and I love the bright color from the melon. I’ll take two, please!

  • http://joyofkosher.com/ Tamar Genger

    I have been making frozen mojitos regularly, this would be a nice twist.

  • LilMissCakes

    These sounds amazing! Love mojitos, now to get a blender. I broke mine…

  • Prag

    love the colour

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