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Grilled Melancholy Fix Cocktail

Grilled Melancholy Fix Cocktail

By Traeger Kitchen

Get your fix with this smokin' cocktail. Fresh cantaloupe and lime juice, Reposado, smoked salt and a little sweetness makes for your new favorite cocktail.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

6 Min




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
1 cantaloupe
1/2 Cup turbinado sugar
1/4 Ounce smoked simple syrup (homemade or store-bought)
1/4 Ounce lime juice
Pinch Jacobsen Salt Co. Cherrywood Smoked Salt
1 1/2 Ounce reposado tequila


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500° and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 2

    Cut cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds. Slice one of the cantaloupe halves into wedges. Set aside.

  • 3

    Take the other half, remove rind and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place cantaloupe into a blender, puree and pour through a mesh strainer. Set juice aside.

  • 4

    Coat cantaloupe wedges in turbinado sugar and place on preheated grill. Grill for 3 minutes per side or until grill marks form. Remove from grill, quarter wedges into triangles and set aside.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 5

    In a cocktail shaker, add Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup, lime juice, 1 ounce cantaloupe juice, smoked salt and tequila. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into double rocks glass.

  • 6

    Add crushed or pebble ice to glass until overfilling with ice.

  • 7

    Garnish with a slice of grilled cantaloupe. Enjoy!

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