Hendrick's & Honeydew

James • Philadelphia

Honeydew melon was in season when Kristina Burke and her husband, chef Jim Burke, opened their restaurant, so they decided to use it in a drink. The cucumber and rose flavors in Hendrick's gin balance the melon's almost unctuous sweetness.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink
KEY: Spring, Cocktail Party, Cocktails

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Ingredients

  • 7 medium honeydew melon balls
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, preferably Hendrick's
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce chilled tonic water
  • 1 thyme sprig

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 4 of the honeydew balls with the gin. Add ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and stir in the chilled tonic water. Garnish with the remaining 3 honeydew balls and the thyme sprig.
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