A Breath of Fresh Air – Cantaloupe Martini

July 10, 2011

in American,Beverages,Recipes

Cantaloupe Martini

It’s been a while since I’ve had a good cry.

Without going into too much detail this morning my mom and I had a little spat. It transpired, somewhere in-between brewing a pot of coffee, checking my email, and working out. Seems like it’s all a blur now.

I managed to hold it in most of the morning, up until I got in the shower, where I proceeded to let my frustration out as I cried balled, like Ted after reuniting Mary with Brett Favre in There’s Something About Mary. I really love my mother more than words can describe. But, I will be the first to admit she can really be a bit much to handle.

I think the burst of fury was mainly due to the fact that she needs a breath of fresh air —I know she misses Mexico. Now that she has recuperated from her surgery; I’ve noticed a bit more resentment, complaining, and an increased amount of sourpussness. Which all happen to be in her case, tell-tell signs that she needs to go spend some time with her brothers, sister, and girlfriends back in Mexico.

Frozen Cantaloupe & Spirits

So for her sake and mine we both decided it was time for her to take a little “vacation” to give us both a little breath of fresh air…

I’ve been missing my spark for a while and hope I’m able to get it back quickly. I think this cocktail is a good start don’t you? Made with fresh cantaloupe which has been diced and frozen then blended with a few key ingredients, it’s bound to help anyone get their mojo back!

Here’s to a breath of fresh air, and a fresh blogging start…

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Cantaloupe Martini
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen cantaloupe
  • 3 ounces watermelon pucker
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • lime wedges for garnish (optional)
  • skewered cantaloupe scoops for garnish (optional)
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredient together and serve in martini glasses.
  2. Garnish with a wedge of lime and/or cantaloupe chunks on a skewer.

 

Cantaloupe Martini

More — Cantaloupe Cocktails

Cantaloupe Cocktail from Erin’s Food Files
Cantaloupe Martinis from Bunky Cooks
Sake Sangria with Cantaloupe and Strawberries from Batter and Beat

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1 Maureen July 11, 2011 at 12:52 am

Mothers and daughters can cross swords from time to time but underneath is an undying love and devotion.

About this drink.. I don’t think I’d have a problem with anything in the world after one of these! It looks delicious.

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2 Blog is the NEw Black July 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

This looks delicious and refreshing!

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3 DessertForTwo July 11, 2011 at 7:01 am

Aww, so sad to hear about y’all’s spat.

I make a cantaloupe sorbet that has all of these ingredients–delicious!

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4 bridget {bake at 350} July 11, 2011 at 7:36 am

Cheers! Here’s to a breath of fresh air and to mother and daughters….even when they’re getting on each other’s nerves! (Isn’t that what mothers and daughters are for?) ;) Ha!

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5 Katrina July 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

I need this! haha so tasty looking.

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6 Cristina July 11, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Hi Josie: I hope your Mamita is feeling better and that things are better for the two of you.

Your cantaloupe-martini is gorgeous. Sounds so refreshing and looks so beautiful. It has to cheer anyone’s day. :)

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7 Nancy@acommunaltable July 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Yep, that Cantaloupe Martini is definitely a grand start – it definitely looks and sounds like you have your “mojo” back!!! !! I am sure a trip to Mexico will be wonderful for both your Mom and for you!

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8 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 13, 2011 at 3:52 am

Cheers to you and your mom both getting a breath of fresh air. Hopefully a little break will set things right for both of you.

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9 bunkycooks July 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thank you for the mention. :) Mother and daughter battles can be some of the testiest. I remember the ones I had with my mom many years ago. Hopefully, things will be brighter after a break. We can all use them every now and then. Good luck.

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10 Steph@stephsbitebybite July 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I am so HAPPY to see this recipe! I had a canteloupe martini last year and thought it was the best drink ever, and have been dying for another one. I’m all over this recipe!

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11 Ann July 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm

The Cantaloupe Martini looks amazing – I hope you and your mother are back to hugs and giggles soon….you are in my thoughts.

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12 Kim - Liv Life July 25, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Your photos are beautiful! I’ve not had good luck taking beverage photos, but you hit a homerun with these guys. Love the Martini and I hope it helped. I’ve SO been there… not with my mother so much but with the MIL. Hope your mom is feeling better too!

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13 Lola Lobato July 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

Perfect for a party on the beach!

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14 Sandra July 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Cheers!

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15 the wicked noodle June 14, 2012 at 7:04 am

awww, you sweet thing…sorry to hear. I hate arguments, they always make me feel so helpless and out-of-control. I agree that your gorgeous martini is a great start to making things better :-)

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16 the wicked noodle June 14, 2012 at 7:04 am

Although I see that this post is a year old…lol!! Darn Pinterest! :-)

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17 Debbie Sinamark June 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

deeeeelicious!!

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