Melon Splash Cocktail

Melon Splash With Bourbon
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
194 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
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 melon liqueur combine in this simple melon-flavored cocktail for a delightful, light flavor. Refreshing enough to enjoy on hot summer days, yet interesting enough to drink year-round, the melon splash is a wonderful, easy mixed drink.

The complexity of bourbon 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.

    Ingredients for a Melon Splash With Bourbon
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  2. In a double old-fashioned glass with ice, pour the bourbon and melon liqueur. Stir well.

    Mixing a Melon Splash With Bourbon
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  3. Top with lemon-lime soda.

    Mixing a Melon Splash With Bourbon
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  4. Garnish with a lime wheel. Serve and enjoy.

    Melon Splash With Bourbon
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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?

With a solid foundation of an 80-proof whiskey, the melon splash has an alcohol content of 16 percent ABV (32 proof), which is similar to the average Long Island iced tea.