A week ago, I went to the Farmer’s Market during the peak of Pepper season and got my hands on some picante goodness in the form of a Serrano Chile Pepper. I also picked up one of the largest Cantaloupe’s I’ve ever seen. Having just returned from the SF Bay Area, and having had a delicious Cantaloupe Margarita at Tacolicious, it was time to get to werk.
I was inspired by Tacolicious’ use of Cantaloupe purée and decided to make my own with the aforementioned Serrano Chile Pepper and some Lime Juice.
Serrano Cantaloupe Purée
- 4 handfulls of Cantaloupe chunks
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1/2 Serrano Pepper, seeded
Combine ingredients in blender and blend baby, BLEND!
You did it? You Blended? Supreme! Next we make a tasty Margarita.
We make this Margarita to be specific. Isn’t it beau-tiful? Don’t you wanna sit outside/poolside/beachside with this one?
Why is this drink named The Wedding Planner? Well, I asked my brilliant friends if they had any good names for a Marg with Cantaloupe and Seth said, “The Wedding Planner, cause you can’t elope.” HA HA HA.
Also appropriate for a Wedding Planner, is that this is a recipe for two. I didn’t want any of that Serrano Cantaloupe goodness to go to waste.
The Wedding Planner
- 4 oz Casa Noble Crystal Blanco Tequila
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 1/2 oz Agave Nectar (if your Cantaloupes are really sweet, you can omit this)
- 4 oz Serrano Cantalope Purée
- Pinch of Salt shaken into drink
- Garnish: Cantaloupe chunks and Tiki Umbrella
Combine ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into double Rocks glass over ice and garnish.
Cheers to y’all and may all your Melon Marg dreams come truuuuuue.