End-of-Summer Cocktail: Melon Bellini

End-of-Summer Cocktail: Melon Bellini

Emma Christensen
Sep 9, 2008

What do you do with an overripe melon that's more juice than fruit? Why, make cocktails, of course!

The inspiration for this cocktail resulted from a melon we let sit on the counter a few days too long. We cut it over a bowl to conserve as much juice as possible and then strained it to separate the juice from the fruit.

We filled our glass about a third full with the melon juice and then, with a nod to the classic Italian peach bellini, topped it off with chilled prosecco. This was the perfect refreshment for a breezy late summer afternoon!

For a thicker cocktail, puree the fruit and juice together. Instead of prosecco, you could also use champagne, sparkling wine, kava, or fizzy water.

Related: How to Throw a Summer Wine Party: Tips and Ideas from Swirl Events

(Image: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)

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