Cantaloupe Mojito // The Spicy RD

Just added to my kitchen wish list

A muddler!

Do you own a muddler?

May I please borrow it???

Or should I just buy my own, so I can make more yummy herb infused drinks for summertime sippin’ like this rum laced Cantaloupe Mojito, or a refreshing Cantaloupe Mint Sparkler?

Both these drinks were inspired by sweet juicy cantaloupe ripening on my countertop, and by the fresh pineapple mint growing in my courtyard, in a pot, mind you, as I have been forewarned many a time, that mint will take over your entire garden if you don’t contain it!

Pineapple Mint // The Spicy RD

I suspect it’s true, as a green thumb I DO NOT have, but the mint is already flowing over the top of my pot!

I’m sure many of you have tried a mojito before…

The original version muddles fresh mint with rum, fresh squeezed lime juice, and sugar.  Pour it over ice, top it off with sparkling water, and you have a classic summertime drink.

In a nod to health, I added fresh cantaloupe juice to mine, and cut way back on the sugar {subbing in maple syrup for a twist}, because who needs 2 tablespoons of sugar in their cocktail like some mojito recipes call for???

Cantaloupe Mojito // The Spicy RD

No one does.

You are all sweet enough just as you already are πŸ™‚

Cantaloupe Mojito Fixins' // The Spicy RD

Oh, and if you would prefer a mocktail version, simply omit the rum, and top it off with plain, or mint flavored sparkling water. Cheers!

(Related: 15 Refreshingly Healthy Mocktail Recipes)

Cantaloupe Mint Sparkler

Cantaloupe Mojito & Cantaloupe Mint Sparkler

Celebrate summer with a refreshing Cantaloupe Mojito or Cantaloupe Mint Sparkler. Cheers!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 glasses


  • 1/2 ripe cantaloupe, peels and seeds removed, and cut in to cubes
  • 4 limes
  • 8 ounces rum , omit for Cantaloupe Mint Sparkler
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 40 mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • Ice


  • Place the cantaloupe cubes in a blender, and blend, on high speed, until liquified. Cut the limes in half and squeeze them into the cantaloupe juice, and add maple syrup and blend until well combined.
  • For each mojito or mint sparkler, tear up 10 mint leaves in to a glass and muddle them with a muddler. Divide the cantaloupe juice mixture amongst the 4 glasses and pour the juice over the muddled mint.
  • Add 2 ounces rum to each glass if making mojitos, and stir to combine with the juice.
  • Top each glass with 1/2 cup sparkling water and add ice to chill. Add fresh mint on top to garnish.


Try mint or other flavored, unsweetened sparkling water in place of plain sparkling water.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Beverage, Cocktails
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword cantaloupe recipes
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