Here are 3 local, whole-fruit blended cocktails to help get you through the sweltering summer days ahead.
- 4 cups chopped cantaloupe
- 5 basil leaves plus more for garnish
- 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup vodka
- 2 cups Champagne or other sparkling wine
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 4 cups ice
Arrange cantaloupe on a baking sheet and place in freezer for 30 minutes. Combine cantaloupe with other ingredients in a high-powered blender for about 30 seconds, until smooth.