Cantaloupe Daiquiri Shrub


This drink starts with a simple shrub--a tart, fruity liquid you make ahead and can also sip straight up or with seltzer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
1 drink


Cantaloupe Shrub:

  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup champagne vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest


  • 1 cup ice cubes

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces white rum

  • ¾ fluid ounce fresh lime juice

  • cantaloupe slice

  • lime slice


  1. Puree cantaloupe, sugar, and champagne vinegar in a blender. Stir in lime zest. Chill, covered, 4 hours to 2 days. Strain.

  2. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, combine 2 fluid ounces cantaloupe shrub, rum, and lime juice. Shake until very cold. Strain into an ice-filled wine glass or water goblet. Garnish with slices of cantaloupe and lime.

Editor's Note:

The shrub recipe makes 2 cups, enough for 8 drinks or cocktails. Shrub keeps up to 3 weeks, chilled. Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of shrub. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1017 Calories
1g Fat
237g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 1017
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 237g 86%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 216g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 92mg 460%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 779mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.