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
  • 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)
  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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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

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.


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

This looks delicious and refreshing!


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!


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!


5 Katrina July 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

I need this! haha so tasty looking.


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. :)


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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

Perfect for a party on the beach!


14 Sandra July 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm



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 :-)


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

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


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



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