Even though the weather has turned cool, and the first few leaves are blushing with color, there a few things from summer clinging on. Melons. I love them, but I can’t grow them. I’ve tried. So, when I see them at the Farmer’s Market I kind of go crazy. This cocktail was inspired by an especially good honeydew I picked up at the Winooski Farmer’s Market (Misery Loves Co. has a stand set up here too…come and visit us!). This melon was so juicy that only about a quarter was needed for cocktails, the rest we saved and ate with ribbons of iberico jam. Actually, it went really well with the Honey Do and I highly recommend you serve them together (even if it’s just for yourself).
1 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Aquavit…this really makes the drink, so try and find it. It’s a Scandinavian spirit made from caraway and star anise. It’s amazing.
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
1/4 oz. Mint Simple Syrup
2 oz. Honeydew Juice (throw it through your juicer, or blender and strain)
Shake all ingredients with ice and serve up in a coup glass. Garnish with lemon zest.