Peppermelon Cocktail

Base Spirit: Gin

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

About the Peppermelon Cocktail

The balance of sweet watermelon and spicy pepper makes this cocktail undeniably refreshing.

Ingredients in the Peppermelon Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz London dry-style gin
  • .75 oz Black Pepper Honey Syrup*
  • 1 oz Watermelon juice
  • .5 oz Lemon juice

Garnish: Watermelon cube and ground black pepper

Glass: Cocktail

How to make the Peppermelon Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a watermelon cube coated on one side with ground black pepper.

*Black Pepper Honey Syrup


  • 2 tbsp Black peppercorns
  • 1 cup Water, plus more if needed
  • 1 cup Honey


Add the peppercorns to a small saucepan over high heat and shake gently until fragrant. Add the water, bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain into a measuring cup and add enough additional water to measure 1 cup. Add the honey and stir until it dissolves.

(Photo courtesy Matthew Meier)

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