Peppermelon Cocktail Recipe

Peppermelon Cocktail by H. Joseph Ehrmann
Sweet watermelon, a smooth gin, and spicy black pepper honey? Oh yeah, and the Peppermelon is all good. Photo Courtesy: Bluecoat Gin
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
178 Calories
1g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Amount per serving
Calories 178
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 3g
Calcium 100mg 8%
*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.)

The Peppermelon is another amazing creation from H. Joseph Ehrmann of San Fransisco's Elixir Saloon. I like this one because it not only uses a little used fruit in the cocktail world, but it also has a little spicy-sweetness with a very easy to make syrup.

Watermelon juice is one of those ingredients you either have to hunt for at specialty stores or make yourself from the leftover watermelon from last night's barbecue.

For the syrup, you can use as little or as much black pepper to suit your taste. I've found that a couple of turns of the pepper mill is the perfect balance of spice and sweet.


Steps to Make It

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a boston shaker full of ice and shake well for 10 seconds.

  3. Garnish on the rim with a small watermelon cube that has a coating of black pepper on one side.

*To make black pepper honey syrup: Combine 1/2 ounce each water and honey, adding crushed black pepper to taste. Mix well.

Recipe Courtesy: H. Joseph Ehrmann