Bartending/Cocktails/Melon Bomb

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Melon Bomb

Flavour Tropical
Units 3
Standard drinks 2

The Melon Bomb is a clear tropical flavored drink that tastes good. It is a good use for flavored liquor. It is suitable for anyone wanting a classy looking and tasty cocktail. The bomb comes from the shot glass dropping into another glass such as an Irish Car Bomb or a Jäger Bomb or a Boilermaker. This is a much more pleasant bomb drink as it does not need to be chugged to prevent curdling and has a pleasant taste. The dropped shot means the rum does not mix very much and is the last element of the drink tasted, giving it a unique aftertaste. It is a fun drink to watch being made, and its clear appearance from the white rum and clear flavored vodka means its appearance matches that of much stronger and more acquired taste drinks such as martinis.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

  • 1 1/2 oz. Green Apple Vodka (Smirnoff)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Watermelon Rum (Bacardi Grand Melon)
  • 7-Up

Garnishes[edit | edit source]

  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • optional:
    • sugar for rimming the glass
    • lime or lemon wedge for the rim

Glass[edit | edit source]

  • Collins glass (aka longdrink)
  • shot glass

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  • Rim Collins glass with sugar(optional).
  • Build (or shake if using warm ingredients) Vodka and 7-Up in a Chilled Collins (longdrink) glass about half full.
  • Pour Rum in a shot glass.
  • Drop the shot glass into the Collins Glass. To prevent spilling cup one hand over the glass as the other hand drops the shot glass. A [barmat] is a nice tool for this stage.
  • Drop the cherry into the glass so it falls into the shot glass (it thus displaces some of the rum and begins slightly mixing the cocktail).
  • Fill the Collins glass the rest of the way with ice and/or 7-Up.
  • (optional place wedge of lemon or lime on the rim of the collins glass)

Variations[edit | edit source]

  • Replacing the watermelon rum with melon liquor such as midori adds a bright green color to the drink
  • Adding a small layer of cherry juice to the bottom of the shot glass adds a little color to the drink
  • Adding a second shot of regular vodka to make it a "double strength" or "extra strength" Melon Bomb

References[edit | edit source]

  • Bols Academy
  • This mixology is from Lounge 307, Schenecetady, NY.