Melon Splash Cocktail

Meloln Splash Cocktail with Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
194 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 194
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 1g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Whiskey and Midori combine in this simple melon-flavored cocktail for a delightful, light flavor. Refreshing enough to enjoy on hot summer days, yet complex enough to drink year-round, the melon splash is a wonderful, easy mixed drink.

The recipe was created for Woodford Reserve. It's a nice, smooth bourbon with a complexity that pairs wonderfully with the sweet melon liqueur. The soda brings it all together, transforming it into a sparkling sipper you're sure to enjoy.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In an old-fashioned glass filled with ice, pour the whiskey and melon liqueur.

  3. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with a slice of lime.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • If you are going to switch out the bourbon, try something similar to Woodford. The tougher bourbons may be good here, but smoother whiskeys are likely a better fit for this particular drink.
  • There are a few options for melon liqueurs beyond Midori, which is the best-known. The next best option—to retain that glowing green color—is Bols Melon Liqueur.
  • For the lemon-lime soda, the most popular options are 7-Up, Sprite, and Sierra Mist. Jones Soda makes an excellent version and, if you're in the mood for a "hard" version, check out Henry's Hard Lemon Lime Soda.

Recipe Variations

  • This is a very easy recipe to make by the pitcher for a small party. For instance, when filling a 60-ounce pitcher, pour 15 ounces bourbon, 8 ounces melon liqueur, and 20 ounces soda. That should leave plenty of room for ice and any adjustments to suit your taste.
  • Switch to rye whiskey if you want to give the drink a punch of spice.
  • Get fancy and serve this drink in a wine glass then top it with sparkling wine.
  • Give the melon splash an old-fashioned twist by muddling a bitters-soaked sugar cube in the glass first. You could even add a piece of honeydew melon or cantaloupe.
  • For a drier cocktail, switch to tonic water. Whiskey and tonic are surprisingly good companions and the melon is a nice accent.
  • You can also give this cocktail a completely different profile by pouring another fruit liqueur. For instance, create a berry splash with either raspberry or strawberry liqueurs or an apple splash with an apple liqueur. Just make sure your liqueur matches the quality of the bourbon.

How Strong Is a Melon Splash?

Woodford Reserve is bottled at 90.4 proof, which lays a solid foundation for this drink and boosts its strength. With the two recommended brands, the melon splash has an alcohol content of 18 percent ABV (36 proof), which is similar to the average Long Island iced tea.