Melon (wedges) - Drink Secrets

Melon (wedges)

Make A Summer Splash By Adding The Vigor Of Melon To Your Mixed Drinks

The name "Melon" is a name that is prescribed to a plant family that has a very sweet flavor, and fleshy fruit. It can be either a plant or a fruit. There are a vast number of different varieties. Melons grow on a vine, and they can be considered both vegetables and fruits. Whether they are fruit or vegetable, however, most make an excellent base for some of the most delicious mixed drink concoctions dreamed of.


There are a vast number of ways to enjoy the flavor of melon in the arena of the bar area, with whole product lines being created around their taste and flavor. Many different alcohol manufacturers, seeing the potential for this delicacy have pre-made liquors that contain it as a key ingredient. There are many brands of melon liqueur, which are alcoholic infused mixers that you can add to drinks to make different flavors, or drink them straight up. The major brands are:


  • Potter's Melon Liqueur
  • Midori Melon Liqueur
  • DeKuyper Liqueur Melon


Many summer cocktails call for this delicious splash of cool, specifically for its refreshing burst of vigor. They also make a wonderful garnet to your festivities, looking beautiful in the glass. Melon balls are an art and a piece of artwork that looks fun and festive. A couple fun Melon Liqueur drinks are:


Absolut Summer Smash

Absolut Citron Vodka, lime, lime cordial, melon liqueur, mint leaf, orange


Acacia's Plant

Grapefruit Juice, Melon Liqueur, Tequila


Admiral's Quencher

Admiral Nelson's Coconut Rum, Melon Liqueur, orange Juice, pineapple juice



Blue Curacao, cranberry juice, melon liqueur, raspberry liqueur, sour mix vodka


Blue Balls

151 proof rum, melon liqueur, orange juice, vodka


Other drinks that you can make at home have actual melon in them:

Cantaloupe cooler

Ingredients - cantaloupe, sugar, lime juice, water and ice

Puree fruit in a blender until smooth, season with sugar and lime juice. Next combine fruit mixture and water into a large container. Strain out the pulp then cover and refrigerate for up to a week. Serve over ice


Melon Cooler Recipe

Ingredients - cubed seedless watermelon, frozen lemonade concentrate, sugar and small watermelon wedges for decoration

After refrigerating for a couple of hours, mix ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, serve immediately, the cooler the drink is the better it will


Strawberry Melon Fizz Recipe

Ingredients - sugar, water, fresh mint, fresh strawberries, cubed honeydew, cantaloupe

Combine sugar, water and mint into a saucepan and bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and discard mint. In a separate bowl, combine strawberries and melon. Before serving, fill a tall glass with fruit and drizzle with 1 tablespoon syrup and then add ginger ale


Whether you are making summer cocktails or just enjoying a refreshing drink, melon can add a new twist to an old drink, or just a new drink all together. You can either use a melon infused liqueur or go cart blanch using the real deal. Either way, it will give your taste buds a thrill.


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