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Melon Ball Shot

Melon Ball Shot

The Melon Ball Shot is a really cool drink. It’s a vibrant and sweet drink with the flavor of luscious melons and a hint of orange. I enjoy creating it because it is like a small party in a glass. It’s simple to enjoy and brings smiles all around. This is an excellent pick if you want something lively and fruity. You’re going to adore it!

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Tasting Notes

The Melon Ball Shot has the perfect balance of sugar and acidity. The delightful combination of melon’s smoothness and the spicy tang of orange is what really draws in customers. Every shot tastes like a burst of summer, with a pleasant, fruity aftertaste that will keep you going back for more.

Equipment and Glassware

To prepare this shot at home, you’ll need a cocktail shaker, a shot glass, and a strainer. Melon ball shots are generally served in normal shot glasses, which makes them ideal for easy drinking.


  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. melon liqueur
  • 1 oz. orange juice


  1. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, vodka, melon liqueur, and orange juice.
  2. Shake until well chilled.
  3. Pour into the shot glass and enjoy!

Pro Tips

To make your Melon Ball Shot more eye-catching, you can add a little melon ball or some orange peel as a garnish. Chilling your shot glasses ahead of time can also help to make this cocktail more refreshing.

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When to Serve

The Melon Ball Shot is ideal for summer parties, poolside celebrations, or any other event that calls for a festive and flavorful cocktail. It’s an excellent icebreaker and a certain way to brighten up the mood.

What Liquor Brands to Choose

For the finest experience, use a high-quality melon liqueur such as Midori, which has an authentic melon flavor. When it comes to vodka, a smooth, premium brand such as Absolut or Grey Goose will ensure that your shot is perfect.

Similar Cocktails

  • Scooby Snack Shot: A creamy, tropical mix of coconut rum, melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and whipped cream.
  • Brain Hemorrhage Shot: A visually striking shot that layers Midori with peach schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream, and a drop of grenadine. 
  • Liquid Marijuana: A captivating cocktail known for its stunning green color and tropical flavor profile. 
  • Lemon Drop Shot – A zesty shot made with lemon-flavored vodka and lemon juice, often rimmed with sugar for an extra sweet kick.
  • Kamikaze Shot – A tangy mix of vodka, triple sec (orange liqueur), and lime juice, offering a sharp yet refreshing taste.
  • Woo Woo Shot – A fruity blend of peach schnapps, vodka, and cranberry juice, creating a sweet and tangy flavor profile.


Melon Ball Shot became popular in the late twentieth century, thanks to its brilliant color and sweet, fruity flavor. It’s a shot version of the Melon Ball drink that’s quick and tasty.

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Melon Ball Shot

Melon Ball Shot

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Shots & Shooters
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Melon Ball Shot, melon liqueur, Midori, orange juice,, Shots, Vodka
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Find out about the Melon Ball Shot, a sweet and sour drink made with vodka, melon liquor, and orange juice. Ideal for gatherings and summer activities.


  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, vodka, melon liqueur, and orange juice.
  • Shake until well chilled.
  • Pour into the shot glass and enjoy!


Can I create a non-alcoholic version?

Yes! Replace the liqueur and vodka with melon-flavored syrup and a splash of soda for the fizz.
What happens if I don’t have melon liqueur?

Other fruit liqueurs can be used to add a distinct touch, but melon liqueur is preferred for the most realistic melon flavor.
How can I prepare something for a large group?

Simply increase the ingredients by the number of guests and combine them in a large pitcher. Serve in separate shot glasses.
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Melon Ball Shot
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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