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.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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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

  1. This drink can be served straight up or on the rocks.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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