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This melon ball punch is the perfect non-alcoholic drink for summer - refreshing and slightly sweet with lots of fizz! I almost want to keep a pitcher in my fridge at all times. When Jon and I made the video for this instructable I pretty much finished off a whole pitcher by myself. ;)

If you wanted to add alcohol, I bet it'd be great with a bit of coconut rum or some white wine. :D

Step 1: Ingredients + Tools

  • watermelon, honeydew, or cantaloupe melons
  • 1 liter ginger ale
  • 6 oz can pineapple juice
  • fresh mint
  • fresh lemons or limes (I like limes more with this mix!)

You'll also want to make sure you've got a melon baller, some parchment, and a baking sheet on hand.

Step 2: Ball the Melons!

I used the smaller end of the melon baller so I could get more from each melon. I also tried using other fruits with the melon baller but didn't have loads of luck - save yourself some frustration and stick to melon. ;)

Step 3: Place on Parchment and Freeze

I let them freeze overnight, but I bet they would firm up enough in a few hours to serve. Once they're rock hard, you can put them in freezer bags to save space. :)

Step 4: Mix It Up!

You'll need 1 liter of ginger ale and a 6 oz can of pineapple juice.

Take a handful of mint leaves and throw them into the pitcher. Then add about half of a lime cut into thin slices. Add a little of the ginger ale and use a wooden spoon to muddle the mint and lime a bit. Then add in the rest of the ginger ale and the pineapple juice and give it a stir.

Once that's done, drop in your frozen melon balls. For one pitcher I used 45 melon balls.

Set the rest of the melon balls aside to use as ice cubes in the glasses! :D

<p>It looks soooo fresh and yummy! :D :D</p>
<p>That sure looks refreshing!! I love to cook and admire good looking food and this drink looks so good. Love the colors and what is it with you guys always taking some good looking pics.. I'm gonna need some of your photography expertise here. Now I'm thirsty... =) </p>
Looks like a great yummy idea!
<p>So that's how they do those balls, wow! Thanks.</p>
<p>Absolute Pear vodka will go well with this. Nice idea</p>
<p>Tequila or a melon liqueur like Bols or midori (muskmelon) would &quot;punch&quot; this up.</p>
<p>Your photos are so beautiful!! I wish I could taste through the screen...</p>
<p>This looks delicious and I love how the melon balls look like polkadots! </p>
u r great how do you learn these things?<br>I always watch each n every instructable of yours they all r awsome.:-)

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