Who Needs a Mimosa, when you can have a Melon Baller!
Keyword canteloupe, vodka
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
For cantaloupe juice
3cupscantaloupecut into chunks
For each Absolut Melon Baller
1teaspoonfresh rosemary leaves
cantaloupefresh, either cut into squares or scooped into rounds using a melon baller
For The Cantaloupe Juice
Add the chunks of cantaloupe to a blender and pulse until the fruit is completely pureed. Pour the cantaloupe puree through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on the solids. It should yield about 2 cups of fresh juice - enough for 4 cocktails. Discard solids.
For Each Drink
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the rosemary until it's bruised and fragrant. Add the cantaloupe juice, triple sec, simple syrup and vodka. Add ice, secure the top of the shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a glass (removing the bruised rosemary leaves if desired). Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary and cantaloupe. Serve.
I actually speared the melon ball with the rosemary -- I stripped off the leaves from the bottom 2/3 of the sprig and used it as a skewer for the fruit.