Cantaloupe Melon Margaritas

Made with fresh summer cantaloupe, sweet agave nectar, tangy lime, orange liqueur and silver tequila, these frozen melon margaritas are sure to help you beat the heat this summer. Rimmed with a blend of sugar and salt to bring out all of its flavors, these cantaloupe margaritas are blended until smooth and garnished with fresh lime and melon balls.

A close up of a melon margarita in a margarita glass rimmed with salt, garnished with melon balls on a skewer, a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

Why we love these cantaloupe margs

  • We loved our watermelon margaritas so much, I knew I had to try making them with different kinds of melon.
  • The cantaloupe has a subtle flavor that blends really well with the agave nectar to create a mellow margarita that’s creamy and sweet.
  • Not only does it taste great, the orange color of this melon cocktail is beautiful, too.
A cantaloupe melon margarita in a margarita glass rimmed with salt.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

Equipment

Ingredients for a cantaloupe melon margarita.

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Agave nectar – You can use simple syrup or any liquid sweetener in place of the agave, but I prefer it because of it’s caramel, honey-like notes and the fact that it’s ready to be used in cocktails right away.
  • Tequila – I like to use silver tequila for my margaritas, but you can use whatever tequila you have at home.
  • Orange liqueur – This can be triple sec, Cointreau or any orange liqueur, but it can also be replaced with other liqueurs for a variation on the recipes. I also really like using Chinola for a tropical twist.
  • Lime juice – If you don’t have fresh lime juice, you can substitute bottle lime juice or even fresh lemon juice in this margarita, but you definitely need an acidic citrus for balance.
A cantaloupe melon margarita in a margarita glass rimmed with salt, garnished with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

How to make cantaloupe melon margaritas

Freeze the cantaloupe. You’ll need to do this ahead of time. It could take up to 4 hours, depending on size, so make sure you plan ahead.

I usually just cube mine, but you can also use a melon baller. Make sure you save a few slices or melon balls for garnish later.

Prep your glasses. For these margs, I like to rim my glass with a mixture of salt & sugar. Use a lime wedge and swipe the tops of your glasses. Then, dip them into a salt/sugar mixture to rim them.

If you have room in your fridge, pop them in to chill until you’re ready to serve.

Blend the drinks. Add the cocktail ingredients to a blender. Blend at a high speed until smooth.

Garnish and serve. Divide the mixture between your prepared glasses and garnish with a lime wedge and some melon. Fresh mint leaves also make a pretty garnish, but aren’t necessary.

Close up of melon margaritas blended in a blender.

faqs about frozen margartias

Is Cointreau the same as triple sec?

Cointreau is a triple sec. If you have a different brand of triple sec on hand, the drink will turn out exactly the same!

A melon margarita being poured into a salt rimmed margarita glass.

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Cantaloupe Melon Margaritas

Made with fresh summer cantaloupe, sweet agave nectar, tangy lime, orange liqueur and silver tequila, these frozen melon margaritas are sure to help you beat the heat this summer. Rimmed with a blend of sugar and salt to bring out all of its flavors, these cantaloupe margaritas are blended until smooth and garnished with fresh lime and melon balls.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Freezing Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Tequila
  • Method: Blending

Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 cups frozen cantaloupe pieces
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 6 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 ounces agave nectar
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Using a lime wedge, rim 3 glasses with a mixture of sugar and salt. Set aside or chill if possible.
  2. Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Divide the margaritas between prepared glasses.
  4. Garnish with lime and a melon balls skewer, or a slice of cantaloupe.

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