Summer is quickly ending and I am doing everything in my power to cling onto these final sunny days.

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When I was in Copper Mountain over the summer, I tried this melon margarita and it has been stuck in my head ever since. I literally dream about the crisp and cool refreshingly sweet taste. 

I decided to make mine a frozen version, partially because it’s been fairly hot in Denver and partially because I love any excuse to make a blended cocktail. For some reason, blended drinks take me right to the beaches of Mexico where I would happily indulge in multiple Pina Coladas and soak up the sun (by soak up the sun, I mean with a heavy layer of sunscreen since my pale skin burns in 2 seconds flat).

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This margarita has just the right amount of sweetness that keeps me coming back for more, but doesn’t make me feel like I am drinking frozen sugar. The cantaloupe makes everything light and bright – I would literally dive into this glass if I could!

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Now I am still swimming in photos from Food Blog Forum, but I will have a recap up soon and you’ll love my brand new cocktail inspired by Asheville!

Frozen Melon Margarita

Frozen Melon Margarita

Yield: 4 cocktails

Sweet cantaloupe makes this frozen margarita shine, full of bright summer flavors and screaming for you to make a batch!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cantaloupe
  • 7 oz silver tequila
  • 3 oz triple sec
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Lime wheels for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine crushed ice, cantaloupe, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a blender. Blend until the mixture is combined and the consistency of a slushy.
  2. Wet the rims of four margarita glasses with lime juice and turbinado sugar. Fill each glass with the frozen margarita and garnish with lime wheels. Serve immediately.