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Grilled Meloncholy Fix Cocktail

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Meloncholy Fix Cocktail

Prep Time

5

Minutes

Cook Time

6

Minutes

Serves

1 - 1

People

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What's this?

Get your fix with this smokin' cocktail. Fresh cantaloupe juice, lime juice Reposado, smoked salt and a little sweetness make for your new favorite cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole cantaloupe

  • 1/2 Cup turbinado sugar

  • 1/4 Ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 Ounce lime juice

  • 1 Ounce cantaloupe juice

  • Pinch Jacobsen Salt Co. Cherrywood Smoked Salt

  • 1 1/2 Ounce reposado tequila

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 450 degrees F (set to 500 degrees F if using a WiFIRE-enabled grill) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Cut cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds. Slice one of the cantaloupe halves into wedges. Set aside.
  • 3

    Take the other half, remove rind and cut into 1-inch cubes. Place fruit into a blender, puree and pour through a mesh strainer. Set juice aside.
  • 4

    Coat cantaloupe wedges in tubinado sugar and place on preheated grill. Grill for 3 minutes per side or until grill marks form. Remove from grill, quarter wedges into triangles and set aside.
  • 5

    In a cocktail shaker, add Traeger Smoked Simple, lime juice, cantaloupe juice, smoked salt and tequila. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into double rocks glass.
  • 6

    Add ice cubes to zip lock bag and break up with a mallet or heavy object or use ice from fridge with ice crushing capabilities. Add crushed ice to glass until overfilling with ice.
  • 7

    Garnish with a slice of grilled cantaloupe. Enjoy!