Cucumber-Melon Smash


If you're looking for a refreshing cocktail, this one's a surefire winner! Simon Ho's pretty punch tastes like summer in a glass.

Simon Ho's cucumber-melon cocktail.


1/4 cup chopped cucumbers
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 lemon, to be squeezed for juice
dash Angostura Bitters, optional
8-10 balls cantaloupe or watermelon, frozen


  1. Add cucumber to shaker glass; muddle.
  2. Pour in gin, Aperol, simple syrup and lemon juice. Fill shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Fill serving glass with melon balls, then double-strain cocktail into glass. 



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