Thornton Melon-Ball

Obviously this drink was inspired by the classic cocktail The Melon Ball and the classic 1986 Rodney Dangerfield movie Back to School.

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy

CATEGORIES
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 1 part your favorite vodka
  • 1 part melon liqueur (recommended: Midori or generic brand)
  • Orange juice
  • Various melon balls ( cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon - using all 3 is called "Triple-Lindy" and is definitely money)
Directions

This drink can be served straight up or on the rocks.

If making straight up: To a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, melon liqueur, and a splash orange juice; shake vigorously to combine. Strain into a large, chilled martini glass and garnish with melon balls.

If making drink on the rocks: Fill rocks glass with ice. Add vodka, melon liqueur and enough orange juice to fill glass. Stir with either a stirrer or straw. Garnish with melon balls.

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