Cantaloupe-Ginger Spritzer

This spritzer is smooth and delightful with every sip. The ginger pairs perfectly with the cantaloupe and is a delicious drink to serve your friends and family.

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cantaloupe, seeded, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6-inch fresh ginger root, peeled and cut into thick coins
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. white rum
  • 2 cups Kroger® Seltzer Water
  • Candied ginger
  • Ice cubes for serving

Directions

  • In a blender, puree the cantaloupe chunks, add a little water if needed. Transfer to a fine mesh strainer set over a pitcher, then let stand until the liquid is drained and solids remain. Discard the solids and reserve the cantaloupe juice.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and ginger to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until completely cool. Remove ginger pieces and discard.
  • Stir the cooled sugar syrup into the cantaloupe juice. Stir in the rum and the seltzer water.
  • Serve over ice with fresh cantaloupe pieces and candied ginger.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.