donner-peltier distillers :: Recipes

Minty Kiwano

2 oz Oryza Gin
½ Kiwano Melon (pictured)
3 mint leaves
½ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice (or about half of a lemon)
Ice cubes
Champagne

Slice Kiwano Melon in half. Take a knife and cut around the edges of the melon between the peel and the flesh. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and place in a cocktail shaker. Set aside the melon half.

Add the mint leaves and muddle vigorously (muddle way more than you think – those little gelatin pods are not interested in giving up their juice. MUDDLE!). Add gin and lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into chilled martini glass. Top with Champagne. Garnish with lemon or kiwano slice.