Melon Cocktails

watermelonrumcocktailSummer time is melon time! So find a melon and put it into your cocktails. Here are a few summery melon cocktail recipes to try.

Hendricks & Honeydew ~ It’s basically a gin & tonic with melon … which sounds like a good idea to me! (You can use your favorite gin, but this one is good with a light, floral gin)

Cantaloupe Margarita ~ A blended margarita amped up with the power of cantaloupe. I’m in.

Melon & Mint Mojito ~ This recipe uses honeydew and cantaloupe for extra melon flavor.

Watermelon & Thai Chili ~ Watermelon and a little heat go well together in this rum cocktail.

Minty Melon ~ Honeydew, cucumber, and mint balance well with tequila for a refreshing summer cocktail.

Cantaloupe Cocktails

Borderline Escape from Saveur

Borderline Escape from Saveur

Cantaloupe. It’s not just for breakfast. Late August is a great time to get juicy, flavorful cantaloupe—whether it’s from the supermarket, farmers market, or your own garden. It’s an easy fruit to convert into a cocktail ingredient. You could also try any melons similar to cantaloupe, like gaia or ambrosia melons. No melon liqueur necessary! (Although if you want to use your fresh fruit to make your own melon liqueur that will kick Midori’s butt any day, try this simple DIY melon liqueur recipe.)

Pimm’s and Cantaloupe ~ I’m a big fan of Pimm’s, and this simple sparkling recipe is a refreshing way to use the stuff besides the famous Pimm’s Cup.

Cantaloupe Cooler ~ This vodka cocktail has a little lemon, cucumber, pepper, and basil to bring excitement to the humble cantaloupe.

Borderline Escape Cocktail ~ Cantaloupe and tequila are a fantastic pairing. Add chili, lime, and salt … and you’re on your way to a summer party drink.

Cantaloupe Cocktail ~ A little gin and ginger turn cantaloupe into a sophisticated tipple for brunch or sunny afternoons.

Melon Rumballa ~ Use a combination of melons for this fun rum punch to make it colorful, or stick with whatever melon you have on hand. Who said a melon baller wasn’t a practical tool?