This Spicy Melon Drink is Perfect for Hot Summer Days

 - Aug 25, 2014
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Fresh fruit is the staple of any summer season and this deliciously alcoholic melon drink makes perfect use of cantaloupe during the hotter months. Food bog Serious Eats teaches foodies how to make this delicious fruit beverage at home. Say goodbye to berries and hello to melons at your next backyard party.

This cocktail begins with a cup of melon-infused gin that can be made easily at home simply by infusing the gin with fresh chopped slices of cantaloupe. The melon gin is complemented with the aromatic taste of a cilantro syrup made from water, sugar and minced cilantro leaves. The cocktail brings together the taste of the cantaloupe gin, cilantro simple syrup, vermouth and lime juice to create a fun and refreshingly fruity alcoholic beverage that is unexpectedly delicious.