This gin and melon slushie cocktail is perfect and refreshing for the hottest days of summer. Whizz in the blender and freeze!
Gin and Melon Slushie
According to the song, the Sultan in downtown Persia had one request for his coffee;
All I want is a proper cup of coffee
Made in a proper copper coffee pot.
I know how he feels with regard to the coffee, although I will skip the copper coffee pot and go for the simplicity of a pour over. Similarly sometimes all I want is a proper cocktail, served in a proper cocktail glass.
My martini glasses are massive – each holds about 200ml of gin and it would be foolish to fill them right to the brim – a cocktail needs to be enjoyed elegantly, if I filled one of them with gin I would not be able to stand once I got a third of the way down.
This gin and melon slushie is icy cold and perfect for the hot humid days of a city summer. You do need a decent blender, I have been testing the Optimum 9400, sold by Froothie, at £329 it is an investment, but an elite blender is now an essential piece of kitchen kit for me and I use it several times a day and performance wise the Optimum stands up to its more expensive competitors (read my initial thoughts here).
You do need to think in advance for this one – prepare and peel the melon a good few hours before then freeze and chill the gin.
Recipe: Gin and Melon Slushie
- ½ Galia melon – use a Honeydew for a sweeter drink
- 100 ml of gin
- Squeeze of lemon
- 2 slices of lemon
- 2 sprigs of mint
- Peel, deseed and chop the melon into bite sized pieces. Spread out on to a baking mat and freeze. Once frozen pack into a plastic box or bag. (Or if you do not have a high powered blender blitz the melon and gin and freeze)
- Blend the melon, gin and lemon juice until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
- If you do not have a high powered blender then blend unfrozen melon with the gin, pour into a jar and freeze. Remove from the freezer and give it a bash with a fork before serving.
- Serve immediately and enjoy elegantly.
- This recipe is 10 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
More cocktail ideas
- My Christmas Martinis
- Peter’s Gin Gimlet
- Michelle’s Ginger Beer Gin Cocktail
- Pete’s Beer Slushie
- Jac’s Ruby Red Gin with Clementine
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