Cool down with this Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail
Written by Erin Meyering
Who doesn't love an ice-cold cocktail in the summer? We found a recipe that incorporates summer's fresh cantaloupe bounty, ginger, and vodka. Throw the concoction over ice and you're set for a community barbeque or a blissful night in.
Procuring your ingredients locally helps reduce your carbon footprint AND allows you to get fresher fruit. The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair is coming up Sept. 2 – 5 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. That's a great place to stock up on local hearts of gold melon.
Try the cocktail recipe below with Reno Rodeo Legacy Vodka from Seven Troughs Distilling Co.
Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail
(Adapted by Seven Troughs Distilling Co. from Lexi's Clean Kitchen. Photo also from Lexi's Clean Kitchen. Serves 1)
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 teaspoon honey, more as desired
3 ounces cantaloupe purée
1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
1 teaspoon lime juice
Fresh mint leaves (optional)
Cantaloupe, balled, for garnish