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Summertime Sippin’ ~ Cantaloupe Mojito & Cantaloupe Mint Sparkler

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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16 thoughts on “Summertime Sippin’ ~ Cantaloupe Mojito & Cantaloupe Mint Sparkler”

  1. I think my husband would be a huge fan of this! It will also help me hang on to a bit of summer! Have you tried this with any other fruit? I’m enjoying reading your recipes and I’ve only just found you. I hope you will also check out some of my recipes x

    1. Hi Deena~Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi! I haven’t tried this yet with other fruit, but I bet it would be brilliant with watermelon too! Hope your husband likes it, and, yes, I have been by to check out your recipes. Delicious & I will be stopping by regularly for more!!

  2. Yes – we own a muddler! I bought my husband a bartender’s toolkit last year for his birthday. I can attest that mint WILL take over your garden, no matter how good or bad of a gardener you think you are! It all died back after the drought last year, didn’t show up much during winter, then came back with a vengeance this spring! We muddled away trying to make a good mojito, but never could come up with something we liked – mostly because, like you say, too much sugar! And we don’t like things to sweet. Your cantaloupe mojito sounds like the perfect, solution! Thanks for sharing on Stuffed Pepper!

  3. That pineapple mint is beautiful! I’m growing chocolate mint myself, but it would be doing better if my cats didn’t enjoy eating it so much. (Upside: They have ridiculously fresh breath.) These drinks look so refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day!

  4. Thanks so much Terra!! I actually had loads of lavender growing in my courtyard too, but I had to cut it back. Slowly, but surely, it seems to be coming back. Looking forward to some yummy lavender concoctions from you! xo

  5. OK, I’m loving that we are so on the same page post wise – this morning I was working on my watermelon cocktail posts including… you guessed it….a watermelon mojito recipe! (Now I have an excuse to link to your recipe.) Though my photos are rather sad looking compared to yours – gorgeous!!
    I do not own a muddler – the back of an iced tea spoon was my solution to this. I’m digging that pineapple mint – can only image how wonderful that tastes! I have a big old black thumb – I’ve actually had mint die on me if you can believe it. Maybe I need to try again.
    OK – this was like the longest comment ever ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I can’t wait to try your watermelon mojito Deanna! Thanks so much for your sweet comment-I’m sure your photos are very pretty too ๐Ÿ™‚ Hmm…I’m not one 2 give gardening tips…I think a definite re-try of growing mint is in order! Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Cantaloupe in a drink?! Brilliant!! Oh I need to buy some cantaloupe, I’ve been neglecting it this season for some reason. Thanks for the reminder…..it’s so amazing. This drink sounds wonderful. And low FODMAPs. Gotta love that.

  7. Mmm, partial to a little mojito or two. In fact, along with caiphrinas (spelling?), they are my favourite ‘adult beverage’ (love that coy phrase, although here in the UK it isn’t used). Your adult version almost looks healthy too ๐Ÿ˜€ The addition of pineapple mint sounds fab. I grow mint too, a few different kinds (some more rampant than others), but haven’t grown pineapple mint in ages. You’ve made a lovely, refreshing drink. I will pop it into my recipe file and try and remember to hunt down some special mint for this. Any suggestions for a sub for the mixer? Something ‘off-label’?

    1. Can you believe I’ve never had a Caprihani (? My spelling too!) before?? I do hope you give this a try Kellie, and it still tastes delicious with plain old Pelligrino or club soda :-). Cheers!

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