Peppermelon

Peppermelon
Staff Writer
Peppermelon
National Honey Board

Peppermelon

For a great gin cocktail, try a Peppermelon, created by H. Joseph Ehrmann specifically for the National Honey Board. The balancing of flavors is brought together by the honey. This recipe also features a honey simple syrup, which is perfect alternative to traditional simple syrups. Honey simple syrup achieves more sweetness per volume compared to a traditional syrup. All you need is 4 parts honey to 1 part water.

1
Servings
155
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Mixologists Notes: The balance of sweet and hot makes this cocktail uniquely refreshing with each sip demanding another.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Ounces Bluecoat gin
  • .75 Ounce black pepper honey syrup, see directions*
  • 1 Ounce watermelon juice
  • .5 Ounce lemon juice

Directions

Use organic ingredients wherever possible. Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker full of ice and shake well for 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish on the rim with a small watermelon cube that has a coating of black pepper on one side

*Black Pepper Honey Syrup: Heat 1 cup water to boiling and add 2 Tablespoons black peppercorns. Simmer for 5 minutes, and add 1 cup honey. Strain out the peppercorns and cool the syrup before using.

Melon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Melon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
11g
N/A
Protein
0.3g
0.5%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
8µg
1%
Vitamin C
8mg
13%
Calcium
4mg
N/A
Fiber
0.2g
0.7%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
4µg
1%
Iron
0.1mg
0.7%
Magnesium
4mg
1%
Phosphorus
5mg
1%
Potassium
52mg
1%
Sodium
2mg
N/A
Sugars, added
9g
N/A