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How to Make Melon Ball Cocktails

How to Make Truly Zingy Melon Ball Cocktails to Liven Up Your Bar

The best tasting melon ball cocktail is prepared by using melon liqueur, vodka and fruit juice. For visual appearance, you can garnish melon ball with lemon, lime and orange slice. Look through this article to know all about how to make melon ball shot at home.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2018
The traditional melon ball cocktail is prepared by using pineapple juice, vodka and honeydew melon liqueur. As per personal preference, pineapple juice can be replaced with other juices. For people who are fond of vodka, nothing can be as relaxing as having a melon ball shot in a hot summer day.

The fruity flavor of melon imparts a unique taste to the drink, without overpowering the vodka taste. Being a mild vodka shooter, these cocktail recipes serve an excellent beverage for people who are not used to strong drinks.

Making Melon Ball Cocktail?

You can prepare delicious melon ball shot from any type of melon liqueur, vodka and fruit juices. And believe me, all taste great as a refreshing drink. The only thing is to combine them in proportionate quantities, so that you get that classic taste of this summer drink. What's more! Making these cocktails are very easy and less time-consuming. If you love to have this vodka-based, honeydew melon-flavored cocktail, the following melon ball cocktail recipes will interest you.

Classic Melon Ball
Ingredients
  • ¼ ounce melon liqueur
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • ¼ ounce pineapple juice
Directions for Preparation

This simple recipe is for those who love to have classic taste of fruity vodka. The above-mentioned ingredient quantities are for making one glass shooter. If you are serving many people, determine the amount and use accordingly. In a mixing glass, fill ice to about half the height. Pour the ingredients - melon liqueur, vodka and pineapple juice. Stir well for a few minutes. Take a shot glass and strain the concoction. Garnish drink with a honeydew melon slice and serve.

Melon Ball with Orange Juice
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Midori liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Orange juice
  • Maraschino cherry
Directions for Preparation

If you like to have Midori liqueur, but find it very sweet, try this recipe. You will simply love the taste of Midori blended with melon flavor. For making this, add ice cubes in Collins glasses. Pour 1 ounce vodka, or as per your taste. To make a mild drink, you can reduce the quantity of vodka. Fill the remaining half with Midori and orange juice. Stir concoction, garnish with maraschino cherry (or orange slice) on the rim of the glasses and serve immediately.

Bacardi Melon Ball Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 25 ml Bacardi
  • 25 ml Midori
  • 50 ml orange juice (or pineapple juice)
  • 25 ml Bacardi watermelon mix
  • Orange wedge
Directions for Preparation

In a large mixing glass, add Bacardi, Midori and orange juice. For even mixing, you can use a cocktail shaker. Shake well the ingredients and strain into a hurricane glass, filled with sufficient amount of ice. Following this, add Bacardi watermelon mix on the top (quantity depends on your preferred taste). Take an orange slice and make a slit. Wedge this orange slice in the rim of the glass and serve the drink with a straw. Know more on cosmopolitan cocktail recipe.

So, the next time you decide the beverage menu for a summer party, look no further, but make melon balls shot of different flavors. You can alter the ingredients as well as their quantities to suit you and your friends' taste buds. Also, take a note of the drink strength. I am sure your loved ones will appreciate your decision of serving melon ball cocktail.
Cocktail with Maraschino cherry
Cocktail on Ice