When you’re looking to cool off this weekend, treat your taste buds to a sweet yet satisfying melon ball cocktail. After just one sip this sugary sensation will put you in a tropical mood. Requiring only a few ingredients, this drink’s fragrant mixture will have you forgetting all about the pool and concentrating on the cocktail’s refreshingly fruity combination. So get ready to put a twist on happy hour with a drink that’ll turn your friends green with envy.

For a single serving, you’ll need:

  • 2 oz. melon liqueur (i.e. Midori)
  • 1 oz. of your favorite vodka
  • 4 oz. orange juice
  • Freshly scooped melon balls, for garnish (optional)

In a glass filled with ice, pour in the melon liqueur and vodka. Next add the orange juice. Using a small skewer, garnish with a few melon balls (honeydew works best).

If you’re craving something a little chillier, try freezing the melon balls before making your drink. That way, you can complete the cocktail using the frozen melon balls as opposed to ice cubes for an even cooler experience.