Drinks Recipes

Rockmelon, lemon and gin slushies

Is there a more refreshing way to stay cool this summer?
Rockmelon, lemon and gin slushies

Rockmelon, lemon and gin slushies

William Meppem

A bottle of chilled Hendrick’s, a batch of frozen rockmelon and some syrup is all you need to keep guests happy this summer. If you’re entertaining a crowd, set out the prepared ingredients along with a blender and chopping board so your guests can whip up their own cocktails through the day. You’ll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.


Stock syrup



1.Coarsely chop melon, place in a container and freeze (overnight).
2.Meanwhile, for stock syrup, combine sugar and 70ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stir until sugar dissolves, bring to the boil, then set aside to cool. Add lemon rind and refrigerate for flavour to infuse (overnight).
3.Blend gin, lemon juice, strained stock syrup (discard rind) and frozen rockmelon in a blender, in two batches, until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

This recipe is from the February 2013 issue of .


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