Cantaloupe & Lillet Sparkler

Makes about one quart

While this is called a Cantaloupe & Lillet Sparkler, you can easily leave out the Lillet for a non-alcoholic refresher. Another option is swapping gin or vodka for Lillet.

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1 1/2 cups (215 grams) chopped cantaloupe

1/4 cup simple syrup

Freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 a lime

1 1/2 cups sparking water or seltzer

Lots of ice

Lillet, to top off

Lime wedges, to garnish

Add the cantaloupe and syrup to a blender. Puree until very smooth. Stir in the lime juice and sparkling water. Fill glasses with a lot of ice, preferably crushed. Pour the cooler over the ice, leaving room to top off with some Lillet. Garnish with lime wedges.