Spicy Cantaloupe Daiquiri Recipe

Spicy Cantaloupe Daiquiri Recipe
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Spicy Cantaloupe Daiquiri Recipe

Naren Young

Fresh-from-the-market cantaloupe stars in this light and delicate summer elixir that has a slight kick from the inclusion of fiery Thai chile.


  • 6 medium-sized chunks fresh cantaloupe, plus 3 frozen cantaloupe balls for garnish
  • 1 small piece hot Thai chile pepper
  • 2 ounces Banks 5 Island rum
  • ¾ ounces lime juice
  • ¾ ounces simple syrup
  • Ice


In a shaker, muddle the fruit and chile pepper. Add the remaining ingredients to the shaker and shake very, very hard over ice. Double strain into a frozen glass. Garnish with a skewer of 3 frozen cantaloupe balls.

Cantaloupe Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cantaloupe Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.