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Bartender Jason Patz named this drink after the luxury Japanese melon prized for its sweet orange flesh and perfectly round shape. (A pair can fetch up to $21,000 at auction.) Patz shakes cubes of cantaloupe with Nikka Yoichi whisky from Hokkaido, also the birthplace of Yubari King melons. Slideshow: Whiskey Cocktails

Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015

How to Make It


In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cantaloupe cubes. Add the whisky, Simple Syrup and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Fine-strain into a chilled double rocks glass and garnish with the skewered melon balls.

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