Bitter Melon and Gin

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup diced bitter melon, seeds reserved
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 lemon, zested
  • 5 blackberries
  • 5 blueberries
  • 2 cherries, pitted
  • 4 ounces gin, chilled
  • 2 fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
Directions

Heat up the rice wine vinegar, 1/4 cup water, the sugar and diced bitter melon in a saucepan. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the flavors combine. Then remove from the heat and cool.

Add a pinch of salt to the bitter melon seeds and toast in a pan.

In a medium bowl, combine the apples, lemon zest, berries, cherries and toasted seeds.

Divide the fruit between two cocktail glasses. Add the gin to both glasses, a couple tablespoons of bitter melon simple syrup and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Eat the salad and enjoy your gin at the same time.

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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