Persian Cantaloupe Drink

A recipe for a refreshing,cold drink found on
Persian Cantaloupe Drink

Saveur’s test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin got the recipe for this refreshing melon drink from her Iranian-born father, who makes it by grating fresh cantaloupe and combining it with water, sugar, and fresh mint. You can add a little gin for a cooling summer cocktail.

Makes 6 cups

1 cantaloupe (about 3 lbs.)
1⁄4 cup granulated sugar, plus more to taste
Fresh mint, for serving


Peel cantaloupe, then halve and scoop out and discard seeds. Cut each half into 2 pieces and coarsely grate into a bowl. Mix with sugar and 3 1⁄2 cups water, the refrigerate at least 45 minutes. Serve with fresh mint over ice.