Friday, October 4, 2013

"Fall" for this Cocktail!

The Headlines:

Every Fall Party needs an Orange Cocktail!

I don't even like Cantaloupe.

Best Cantaloupe Martini EVER recipe!

Plus a cute, kid version. 

Cantaloupe Martini

When I have parties, I am weird.  I like to serve a cocktail that fits the season in taste and color... so, come fall, the drink color choice is definitely orange.  I have made this cocktail for years.  It is major yum.  Blows me away every time I taste it.  It's so easy, so refreshing and so beautiful!  Yes, it's a cantaloupe martini and I will tell you it's like biting into that fruit, but better.  Because, honestly, I don't even like cantaloupe.  I love watermelon, honeydew... but cantaloupe... I always leave in the fruit bowl. 

2 oz Orange Juice (I get medium pulp)
2 oz Marie Brizard Watermelon Liqueur (found at Total Wine or ask your local grocer)
1 1/2 oz Three Olives Vodka (1 of my favs)
Splash of lime

Mix all together...
Shake well over ice in a shaker and pour.
Makes 1 drink.

 It's a little taste of heaven, I promise!

At our house this year, we'll be throwing a Halloween Night Party -- and for something like that you've got to get the kids a special drink too!  And yes, it has to be orange.  Rather than just throwing orange juice in their cups I came up with a version of my cantaloupe cocktail.  And it's almost as good as the adult one.  But... not... quite. 

Orange Juice
Fruits Punch Gatorade
7-Up or Sprite 

I just eye balled it... but mix about 2/3 orange juice, 1/3 Sprite and a few splashes of the Gatorade to give it a "cantaloupe" color.  It's really yummy and will look good in a large pitcher!

I got these adorable straws and cups, plus a whole lot more, at Target they have them at Walmart too.  Heck, I think these are everywhere now!  CUTE stuff.  For the first time, it made me want to buy Halloween things!  No, not my favorite holiday.  But may fav COCKTAIL!  So, this weekend, get your drink on!

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