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Bala de Canon Cantaloupe Cocktail

Bala de Canon

Melons mix beautifully with blanco tequila in this cocktail from Houston’s Bobby Heugel.

In this cantaloupe cocktail from Houston bartender Bobby Heugel, melons blend beautifully with the flavor of tequila (Heugel recommends using the higher-proof Tequila Cabeza), and the chia-seed and cantaloupe garnish reflects a traditional combination in regions of Mexico.


  • 2 oz. blanco tequila
  • 1 oz. cantaloupe purée
  • 1/2 oz. agave nectar
  • 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:2 cantaloupe balls on a skewer, dusted with chia seeds (optional)


Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish.

Cantaloupe PuréeSkin a ripe cantaloupe and cut the fruit into chunks, reserving the seeds and pulp. Purée in a blender (with the seeds, which add flavorful complexity) until smooth; press through a fine strainer to remove solids. Refrigerate and use within 2 days.

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