Melon Bomb

Melon Bomb, a green shot for St. Patrick’s Day.melon bomb, green shotsHere is another emerald cocktail to toast to St. Patrick. My friend Orquídea found the recipe here and, always helpful as she is, immediately sent it to me.Melon Bomb, green shootAfter I mixed it, I couldn’t help thinking of Federico García Lorca’s poem Romance Sonámbulo (Sleepwaker Ballad), which starts: Verde, que te quiero verde (“Green, how I want you green…”) no doubt one of the most heartrending, yet beautiful, poems ever written in my mother tongue.Melon Bomb, green shotNamed after Midori, the Japanese melon liqueur that gives its color and refreshing flavor, this Melon Bomb is a nice, rum based —of course— vibrant shot, perfect to toast to the Irish, hope and good luck!Melon Bomb, green shots“May you have all the happiness
and luck that life can hold—
And at the end of all your rainbows
may you find a pot of gold.”
Melon Bomb
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Melon Bomb

Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 1


  • ¾ oz Ron de Venezuela Santa Teresa Gran Reserva
  • ½ oz Midori melon liqueur
  • ½ oz fresh orange juice


  • Shake well with crushed ice.
  • Strain in a shot glass.
Course: Cocktails and Drinks

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