The melon ball shot is a fun and delicious recipe. One of the things I love about it is you get to sample the famous melon ball cocktail, without having to drink a whole one. So it’s a fun taste treat!
As you know, layered shots are fun for me, so I thought I’d try it with this melon ball shot. And even though there aren’t delineated layers, I really love the shot done this way.
I used to place the ingredients in a shaker with some ice, but this is going to be my new way of making these delicious shots.
What do I love about it? The green of the Midori liqueur at the bottom. Isn’t it pretty?
So, you can do it the way I do or you can put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake and serve.
Even though this isn’t a traditionally layered shot, I’m going to give you directions on how to layer a shot.
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How to layer a shot
- Whenever you are pouring a layered shot, you need to put the heaviest liquor on the bottom, working your way up to the lightest on the top. So for in this case, Midori and vodka are pretty close in weight, so I chose to layer the vodka first, Midori second and orange juice on top.
- One tool you definitely need for layering is either a regular iced coffee teaspoon or a cocktail spoon. I prefer the cocktail spoon since it has a wider bowl.
- I also prefer to use pourers, like the ones you see in bars, because they control the flow of liquor, allowing you to pour slowly, which is required for layered shots.
- Measure how many ounces are in your shot glasses – and adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly (equal thirds)
- Just know when you layer shots, you measure the first ingredient, but if you use a pourer, you will just eyeball the other amounts. In this case with three ingredients, each ingredient will be in ⅓ increments.
- When layering, place your spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass, but above the liquid.
- Various shaped and sized glasses will sometimes produce different visual results.
How to make the melon ball shot
This recipe is for one shot. Just multiply ingredients by how many shots you’re making.
Get ingredients – Midori, vodka and orange juice.
Pour .50 ounce of vodka in the shot glasses. (⅓ of the way up.)
Place pourer in Midori bottle. Put spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass and slowly pour Midori in over the bowl. (Another ⅓ of the way up.)
Notice that the vodka switches place with the Midori in the tall glass, but not in the shorter glasses. You will find that different sized glasses will produce slightly different results. That is normal.
Place spoon bowl side up in the glass again and slowly pour orange juice over the spoon and into the glass.
Let’s look at a photo of one of the small glasses in front.
I hope you enjoyed this melon ball shot recipe.
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Melon Ball Shot
- .50 ounce vodka
- .50 ounce Midori liqueur (or melon liqueur)
- .50 ounce orange juice
- Pour vodka in a shot glass
- Put pourer in Midori bottle. Place cocktail spoon in and against the side of a shot glass and slowly pour Midori over the spoon and into the glass
- Place cocktail spoon in glass again and slowly pour orange juice over the bowl and into the glass