Sure, you’ve tried strawberry margaritas, and maybe even watermelon ones, but what you really need to try: cantaloupe margaritas! Run to the store or to a local farmers market and pick up a round, exquisite cantaloupe. First, cut that cantaloupe in half, then use a melon baller to make balls and freeze them on a cookie sheet. Freezing the cantaloupe balls before hand is a fun way to garnish the drinks and keep them cold while you craft- because you know I have a fun summery DIY to throw in here as well. Below is a recipe card for a delicious Sauza-rita drink- with our star ingredient- to make these delicious cantaloupe margaritas. You will probably want to whip up this churro doughnut recipe to munch on while you sit outside with your drink and your paint project.
Cantaloupe Margaritas, and a splatter paint project
Ok, lets get started on our project: splatter painted, whimsical, summery “jorts” (jean shorts). Although, I am not normally one for shorts of any kind (dresses win everyday) – these painted jorts are really fun and a nice mix-up for our next summer picnic.
To make the jorts you’ll need a pair of paints to cut off. Jorts are pretty awesome at giving new life to last years frayed (but still favorite) pair of jeans. Measure to the length you’d like the jorts and mark with a pencil around the jean every inch or so. Cut. Easiest project ever. Right!?!
Next grab a few favorite colors of paint and paint brushes. Lay the jorts out on a canvas and use your wrist to flick the paint onto the jorts for a festive splatter paint version of this summer time favorite. While you’re at it, paint some napkins and a tablecloth! Splatter paint is very addictive:) Hang the jorts to dry fully before wearing. Now it’s time to refresh your cantaloupe margaritas!
A delicious Suaza-rita filled with frozen melon balls to sweeten up a summer day.
- 1 can Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
- 1 liter club soda
- 3 tbsp simple syrup
- 1 cup limeade
- 5 frozen balls
Combine tequila, club soda, simple syrup, and limeade. Mix well. Strain into a pitcher. Add desired amount of frozen canteloupe balls to each glass, and top with mixed drink.
After you’ve refilled your drinks, lets put that paint to good use and make some more projects! How about these lovely painted clothespins? Or, try out these festive painted disco balls!
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(Photography by Jocelyn Noel for A Subtle Revelry)