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Fiery Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Fiery Cantaloupe & Habanero Agua Fresca

I know things have been pretty drink-heavy around here, what with all the fruity margaritas, classic gin and tonics, and homemade limoncello gracing these pages. What can I say, summer’s bounty makes me want to muddle and steep and drink all the things.

And this drink is no exception: it’s like sipping on a glass of liquid summertime, despite the fact that it looks more like Harry Potter’s favorite pumpkin juice. But trust me, this fiery agua fresca is light and invigorating and way more summery than the photo might imply. I should have put it on a sundress background instead of that distressed wood (what is it they say about hindsight again?)

I for one am holding on to summer, desperately clinging to the last of the fruit and fresh herbs and evening light (which is admittedly hard to enjoy with all this dang humidity). I’m definitely not one of those bloggers who dives head first in to a vat of pumpkin come September. Nope, that stuff will have to wait until at least October, I say.

Spicy Habanero Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

This stunning orange libation may be non alcoholic, but that’s not to say it’s for the faint of heart: the fiery kick will knock you off your feet almost as quick as if it were spiked. I will note, however, that Taylor didn’t waste any time adding a shot of tequila to his glass (a double kick, if you will).

So get yon arse to the farmer’s market and load your totes with fragrant ripe melons and the last few pecks of summer’s peppers (the best kind, in my opinion… their heat intensified by the late summer sun.) They won’t be around much longer.

Fiery Habañero Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

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