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 🙂

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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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