A cocktail delight that you can both eat and drink. Enjoy sipping the pineapple juice that tastes of melon juices and vodka. Use a skewer to pierce the melon balls, pop them into your mouth and savor the vodka burst from them.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 0minutes
Freezing time 8hours
Total Time 8hours15minutes
1 to 1 ½cupsvodka
2 to 3literspure pineapple juicewell chilled
1 to 1 ½cupswhite sugaror to taste
Cut the watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe into halves.
Scoop out the seeds of the honeydew and cantaloupe.
Using a baller, scoop out as many balls as you can from the flesh of the three fruits.
Place the melon balls in a shallow container wide enough to hold them in a single layer.
Pour the vodka over them.
Cover the container tightly and freeze the melon balls overnight. They should be rock hard.
Dump the frozen melon balls into a punch bowl (or into individual glasses) including the pool of frozen vodka that has formed between them.
Stir the pineapple juice and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour the pineapple juice over the frozen melon balls.
IMPORTANT: Leave to allow the melon balls to partially thaw for about ten minutes before serving. If not serving immediately, keep in the fridge until needed. If the tipsy melon balls is kept in the fridge for an hour or longer, serve as soon as you take them out of the fridge.Updated from a recipe originally published in August 7, 2017
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