Cantaloupe-Mint Cooler

8 c. chopped peeled cantaloupe (about one 4 lb. melon), divided
2 c. ice cubes, divided
2 c. cold water, divided
1 c. sugar, divided
1 c. vodka, divided
6 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (approx. 1 lime) divided plus 12 lime wedges for garnish, optional
2 Tbsp. Cucumber Melon White Balsamic
12 mint sprigs for garnish, optional


Puree half of all ingredients (except lime wedges and mint sprigs) in blender until smooth. Pour into 6 stemmed glasses; repeat. Garnish with lime wedges and mint sprigs.

*Tested in BBQ Cooking Class

Options: Try either of the Jalapeno Lime or Coconut White Balsamics for a signature drink! Wow! Now THAT's mixology!

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