Vodka-Infused Melon Balls

NATURALLY-SWEETENED Vodka Infused Melon Balls - this refreshing dessert is infused with pear juice and coconut sugar. Perfect for a picnic or BBQ!

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  • 1 small watermelon
  • 1 honeydew
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 orange flesh melon* (or any other melon)
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) pear juice
  • 4 TBS coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • one spring of fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • one sprig of fresh basil (optional)


  1. Cut each melon in half and scrape out the seeds. Using a melon baller, scoop out melon balls. To make perfectly round balls, press the baller on the melon flesh a little before scooping. There will be some pieces towards the bottom that won’t be perfect, but that’s okay. They still taste fine! Mix all the melon balls in a big bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, stir the vodka and pear juice together. Add the sugar and stir until well combined.
  3. Remove the mint and basil leaves from the stem and place them in the bowl with the melons. Pour the vodka mixture over the melons and stir. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  4. Give the melons another stir after an hour to make sure they’re covered in vodka. Refrigerate for at least another hour.
  5. Serve in small bowls or cups. If you want to refrigerate this overnight, be sure to dig out the mint and basil leaves first.


NUTRITION INFORMATION: Amount for 1/10 of Recipe: Calories: 212, Total Fat 0.6g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 41.2mg, Cholesterol: 0mg, Total Carbohydrate: 40.6g, Dietary Fiber: 2.7g, Sugar: 37g, Protein 2.5g

  1. *An orange flesh melon is a cross between a honeydew and a cantaloupe.
  2. The vodka mixture might not cover all the melons in the beginning, but over time, most of the melon balls will sink below the liquid.
  3. Save the leftover juice for another delicious cocktail!