Electric Melon Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Electric Melon is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that has become a favorite at summer parties and beachside bars. Its origins are a bit of a mystery, but it's believed to have been concocted by a creative bartender looking to capture the essence of summer in a glass.

  • Popularity: This cocktail is particularly popular among those who enjoy fruity and sweet drinks.
  • Occasions: It's a hit at pool parties, barbecues, and any event where a fun, laid-back vibe is desired.

How Electric Melon Tastes?

The Electric Melon cocktail is a delightful mix of sweet and tangy flavors with a subtle kick from the vodka. The melon and peach schnapps provide a fruity and sugary base, while the orange juice adds a citrusy zest. The grenadine offers a hint of tartness and a pop of color, and the ginger ale gives it a refreshing fizz.

Interesting facts about Electric Melon

  • The Electric Melon is often served in a highball glass to accommodate the fizzy ginger ale topping.
  • Despite its sweetness, the cocktail can be quite potent due to the combination of vodka and peach schnapps.
  • The drink's vibrant color makes it a visually appealing choice for Instagram-worthy cocktail photos.


A few good options for Electric Melon are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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A few good options for Electric Melon are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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A neutral spirit with a clean taste that provides the alcoholic backbone without overpowering the fruity flavors. 0.75oz is just enough to feel the warmth without the buzz knocking your palate off balance. Forget it, and you're down a cocktail, with a mocktail left waving back at you.

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Melon Liqueur

This sweet, vibrant liqueur gives our cocktail that 'Electric' part of its name. The fruity melon flavor harmonizes with the other ingredients. Leave it out, and you'll miss the melodic melody of melon in your mixed drink mashup.

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Peach Schnapps

This adds a peachy keen sweetness and a little more alcohol. It's like the high note in a song that makes you go 'wow'. Dump it, and you dump some of the fun – and nobody wants that.

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Orange Juice

A splash adds acidity and balances the sweetness, keeping it real and fresh. Imagine a world without the sun; that's your cocktail without the OJ.

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Just a splash for a touch of color and a whisper of pomegranate tartness. It's the blush on your cocktail's cheek. Wipe it away, and you lose the rosy glow of flavor harmony.

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Ginger Ale

To top off means to finish with a flourish, adding fizz and a ginger kick. No ginger ale? It's like a high-five left hanging. Uncomfortable, right?

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Recipe. How to make Electric Melon Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka, melon liqueur, and peach schnapps.
  3. Add a splash of orange juice and grenadine.
  4. Top with ginger ale.
  5. Stir gently to mix the ingredients.
  6. Garnish with a melon ball or an orange twist.

Pro Tips

  • To enhance the visual effect, pour the grenadine slowly over the back of a spoon so it settles at the bottom.
  • Chill your glass beforehand to keep the drink cooler for longer.
  • Adjust the amount of ginger ale to control the sweetness and strength of the cocktail.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Tropical Fruit Salad: The freshness and sweetness will complement the fruit flavors in the cocktail.
  • Lightly-seasoned Grilled Shrimp: The citrus notes of the cocktail pair well with seafood.
  • Lemon Grass Chicken Skewers: The aromatic spices mirror the cocktail's zest.

Drinks Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: To cleanse the palate between sips of the cocktail.
  • Iced Green Tea: Adds a refreshing and slightly bitter contrast to the sweet cocktail.

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What you could change in Electric Melon

  • Vodka: Any good quality vodka will do, but for a twist, try using a citrus-flavored vodka.
  • Melon Liqueur: Midori is a popular choice, but any melon-flavored liqueur can be used.
  • Peach Schnapps: If you don't have peach schnapps, you can substitute it with another fruit-flavored liqueur or even a splash of peach juice.

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Frozen Electric Melon

  • Swap ginger ale for lemon-lime soda.
  • Blend with ice for a slushy texture. Cold as a winter's tale, this slushy incarnation of the Electric Melon offers a frosty bite; perfect for days when you need to chill both your drink and your vibe.

Spicy Melon Splash

  • Add a small slice of jalapeño to the shaker.
  • Shake ingredients instead of stirring. Expect a kick hotter than a summer fling. The spice slices through the sweet like a knife, giving your cocktail a sharp edge to stand out in the crowd of mild-mannered mixers.

Berry Electric Melon

  • Use raspberry vodka instead of plain.
  • Top with cranberry juice instead of ginger ale. The red fruits take center stage for a berry blast that'll have your taste buds singing rock opera. For those who want to rock their fruity side with a tart twist.

In case you forgot basics how to make Electric Melon

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Electric Melon

Can I make the Electric Melon cocktail ahead of time?

It's best to make the Electric Melon fresh to preserve the fizz from the ginger ale and prevent dilution from melting ice. However, you can premix the vodka, melon liqueur, peach schnapps, and orange juice in advance and refrigerate. Add the grenadine and ginger ale just before serving.

What kind of glass is best suited for the Electric Melon cocktail?

A highball glass is typically used for this cocktail to allow room for the ginger ale and ice.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Electric Melon?

Yes, you can make a mocktail version by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives, such as a melon-flavored syrup and a peach-flavored drink for the liqueurs, and sparkling water for the vodka.

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Electric Melon cocktail?

You can adjust the sweetness by varying the amount of grenadine and peach schnapps, or by using a less sweet ginger ale.

What are some common garnishes for the Electric Melon drink?

Beyond a melon ball or an orange twist, you can also garnish with a sprig of mint or a thin slice of fresh ginger for an extra zing.

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