Recipe by High Plains Spice Company
This refreshing cocktail is the perfect companion to a hot summer day! Plus, they are a great way to use up some of those prolific cucumbers in your garden. Try a Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer at your next cookout or on the back porch after a long day!
Meal Type:Alcoholic Beverage
Cuisine Type: American
For the Melon Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cup cantaloupe cubes or balls
For the Cocktail:
- 2 oz. melon simple syrup
- 5 oz. gin
- 1 oz. seltzer water
- 1-2 tbsp Cucumber Melon White Balsamic Vinegar
- melon balls/cubes
- cucumber slices
- fresh mint
In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Let boil for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Once cooled, add to a blender or food processor with the cantaloupe cubes/balls. Blend until completely smooth.
To make the drink, add ice to a cocktail shaker along with a fresh mint leaf. Add the simple syrup, Cucumber Melon White Balsamic Vinegar and gin. Shake for 30 seconds. Fill glass with ice, a few melon balls and cucumber slices, and pour in the the drink. Top with seltzer and stir to combine. Garnish with mint and extra cantaloupe or cucumber slices.
Feel free to adjust the quantities of simple syrup and Cucumber Melon White Balsamic Vinegar to your liking.