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Melon Ball Drop Cocktail

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With each sip, you’re transported to a realm of melon sweetness and citrusy delight. Just a simple mention of its name, and you can almost taste the vibrant flavors bursting forth from this delightful concoction. Melon Ball Drop is an irresistible indulgence, made even more enticing by its effortless preparation. In mere minutes, you’ll find yourself holding a glass of liquid sunshine, perfect for sipping solo or sharing with friends. And what’s not to love about its simplicity? Vodka, melon liqueur, and a splash of citrus come together in perfect harmony, creating a drink that’s part classic cocktail, part summer escape, and all fun. So, dive in and let the refreshing waves of the Melon Ball Drop carry you away!

Tasting Notes

The Melon Ball Drop cocktail combines the sweet essence of melon liqueur with the floral notes of elderflower liqueur, perfectly balanced by the citrus-infused vodka and a splash of zesty lemon juice. The melon liqueur provides a refreshing and fruity base, enhanced by the delicate floral undertones of the elderflower liqueur. The citrus vodka adds a bright and tangy element, while the lemon juice brings a touch of acidity to round out the flavors. Together, these ingredients create a harmonious blend that is both refreshing and satisfying, making the Melon Ball Drop a delightful and flavorful cocktail option.

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Melon Ball Drop

Melon Ball Drop

like fireworks for your flavor cravings


  • 1 oz citrus vodka (usually lemon)
  • 2 oz melon liqueur
  • 0.5 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • melon balls (scoops) on a skewer for garnish


  1. To make the melon balls, grab a small ice cream scoop and scoop into the melon flesh. You only need 1-2 per drink.
  2. In a shaker combine ice, vodka, melon liqueur, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and shake very well.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish, then serve.


This comes out pretty sweet. To temper it you can use less Midori, more lemon, or a splash of sparkling water to thin it out a little.

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Tips & Tricks

Top off the cocktail with a splash of sparkling wine or soda water to add effervescence and a touch of elegance, transforming it into a refreshing and bubbly concoction.

Blend the ingredients with ice to create a frozen Melon Ball Drop slushie, perfect for hot summer days or as a fun and refreshing twist on the classic cocktail.

Enhance the citrus flavor by swapping out the citrus vodka for a citrus-infused gin or adding a splash of orange liqueur, amplifying the bright and tangy elements of the cocktail.

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