Mellow Melon Ball & Vodka Cocktail That's a Juicy Delight

Our refreshing melon ball cocktail is one in a melon... and we know you're going to love it.

Updated January 19, 2024
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Who said you couldn't turn your favorite fruits into a tasty cocktail? Slip into sweet Candyland with a fruity melon ball vodka cocktail that's an adult fruit salad with a kick — a boozy kick, that is. This cocktail makes for a fun summer drink and has all the melon-flavored goodies packed into one. Can you say happy hour?

How to Make a Melon Ball Vodka Cocktail 

Incorporate various sweet flavors in your cocktail using different members from the melon family — honeydew, dew melon, cantaloupe, and even watermelon. This also adds a pop of color to your drink. 


  • 1 ounce melon-flavored vodka
  • 2 ounces melon liqueur (Midori, watermelon schnapps, etc.)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Melon balls or wedges for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, melon liqueur, and orange juice.
  2. Add the ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a cocktail or rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with melon balls or wedges.
Quick Tip

Make perfect fruit balls with a small ice cream scooper or melon baller. Try this vodka-infused watermelon or soak your melon balls in 1 cup of vodka and 1 cup of juice of choice to give your fruits an extra kick of flavor. 

Substitutions and Variations

You can make some simple substitutions to this sweet melon drink.

  • Use coconut rum in place of the vodka for tropical appeal. If you want to keep the vodka, try pineapple, raspberry, or even a watermelon vodka to give your cocktails a new refreshing taste. 
  • Use neutrally flavored vodka for less melon flavor. 
  • Muddle a few mint leaves in the cocktail shaker with a dash of the melon liqueur before adding the remaining ingredients.
  • Muddle some melon balls in the cocktail shaker before adding the remaining ingredients for fresh melon flavor.
  • Add a bit of fizz to your drink by topping off your cocktail with club soda or ginger ale. 
  • Give your cocktail that candy flair by coating the rim of your glass with sugar. 

Related: 11 Vibrant Midori Cocktails With Melon Magic (+ Mixers)


What better to garnish a drink called the melon ball than some brightly colored melon balls? A cocktail skewer with melon balls of varying colors adds visual appeal to this drink, or go straightforward with a maraschino cherry or some small melon wedges.

A Drink That's One in a Melon

This cocktail will take you back to the lazy summer days when melon was a favorite treat. Only now, it's even better because it comes with vodka. So try this chilly, mellow, refreshing cocktail for a drink that's one in a melon.

Mellow Melon Ball & Vodka Cocktail That's a Juicy Delight