Vodka Drinks – How to Make a Melon Ball

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional bartender Joshua Dubois shows how to mix a melon ball.

    Joshua Dubois

    Joshua has bartended in several bars including The Pub in Brooklyn and Fatso's Lawrence, Kansas. Mixing drinks has been a passion for Josh since childhood when he used to mix his milk and chocolate syrup flair style on the playground. He then went through the school of hard knocks at The Pub in NYC under a career bartender whom had been bartending since the age of 13 in Ireland. He then spent two years at Fatso's Public House and Stage in Lawrence, KS under the supervision of bartending master Gavin Smith. He now resides in the DC metro area and bartends for private parties.

    Josh Dubois: Hi! I am Josh Dubois. Today, we are making vodka drinks, and right now I am going to show you how to make a Melon Ball.

    Now, a Melon Ball is going to be served in the glass that you mix in. So, you are going to fill it up with ice. You are going to add one-and-a-half ounces of vodka, one, two, three. One-and-a-half ounces is easily accomplished with a three count. You are going to add one-and-a-half ounces of melon, one, two, three and you are going to top off your glass, your high ball or large serving glass, you are going to top it off with orange juice. Then you are going to take that, tap it off with the shaker tin, flip it over and give it a little shake. You dont have to go crazy on these drinks, because the ice stays in the drink. So, unlike a martini, it still has a cooling agent inside of it. You are going to put a straw in, and you can garnish this if you wish with an orange, but its not really that important. That is how you make a Melon Ball.

    Next, we are going to be making a Kamikaze.