20 Feb, 2010
Cantaloupe “Super-Fresh Tangerine” Martini (Virgin Version As Well)
If you’re not a drinker, no worries… this is a GREAT combination to enjoy without alcohol! Just wonderful!
There is no tangerine in this delicious martini cocktail, but it tastes like pure tangerine. Made of fresh cantaloupe juice with Meyer lemons and fresh orange juice, this cocktail does not taste like cantaloupe in the least! Some kind of mysterious taste alchemy occurs… and it is one of the prettiest drinks of any kind I have ever seen.
Very delicate. Don’t overdo the vodka. Great for a party. Have enough on hand for a second batch.
Recipe for: Cantaloupe “Super-Fresh Tangerine” Martini
Yes, you can juice a cantaloupe – just juice the flesh in large pieces — I cut the flesh from each cantaloupe into fourths and juice each piece without cutting up.
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1 Meyer lemon
- 4 oranges
- ice & vodka as required — see below (or leave the vodka out for teetotalers)
Juice the cantaloupe flesh (use large pieces of cantaloupe… don’t cut into pieces). Then juice the Meyer lemon whole (I cut in half, but keep the skin on), and then finally juice the oranges, taking the peel off first (never juice a whole orange — will be too bitter).
Pour the juice into your blender and add enough ice to make 32 oz. Blend until smooth (will likely be quite slushy, but will thin out to a great consistency when the vodka is added).
Add roughly equal parts of the juice mixture and vodka — I go heavier on the juice. You will not want to go heavier on the vodka, because this is a very delicate-tasting juice mixture, and it will simply taste too strong.
Stir and pour into martini glass.
Enjoy… with a big smile, because who can’t smile with such a gorgeous cocktail that smells so fragrantly like tangerine! Bizarre… but delightful!