melon and rum cocktail

The Kraken – Melon and Rum Cocktail

Every year the hot days of summer bring us the best melons of the year.
they are ripe and sweet and there’s a good variety to choose from.
each summer I make a few new cocktails based on melons and the Kraken is one of my favorites.

The spicy rum combined with freshly squeezed melon juice and a hint of mint makes a superb summer refresher.
melon juice goes very well with a variety of base spirits like rum, tequila, vodka, and even mezcal.
so take advantage of the season and get yourself some melons.

How to Juice Melons

When it comes to extracting the juice from melons there is a couple of easy methods.
but first, you need to peel and get rid of the seeds.
then, cut the fruit into small cubes so it will be easy to handle.

Now it’s juicing time!

The first method is to simply muddle the cubes inside a cocktail shaker and then, get rid of any unwanted pulp or seeds.
after you muddle the cubes and strain it all that’s left is to measure the amount you want and shake away 🙂

melon and rum cocktail

The second method is to use an electric juicer or blender.
after the juicing, run the puree through a cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer to remove any pulp that’s left.
that method is preferred when you need bulk quantities for service.
keep in mind that fresh melon juice spoils quikly and the flavor deteriorates very fast.

Another ingredient for the Kraken is mint simple syrup, simply follow this recipe and add fresh mint leaves after you turn down the heat.

melon and rum cocktail

The Kraken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Melon juice, mint syrup, and spiced rum.


  • 45ml / 1.5oz - Spiced Rum
  • 15ml / 0.5oz - Orange Liqueur
  • 45ml / 1.5oz - Fresh Melon Juice
  • 15ml / 0.5oz - Mint Syrup
  • 25ml / 0.75oz - Lime Juice
  • 2 Drops Saline Solution.


  1. Muddle melon cubes into the cocktail shaker, strain the juice, and get rid of the pulp.
  2. add al ingredients into the shaker
  3. fill with ice and shake for about 20-30sec
  4. double strain into a tiki glass, add ice and garnish

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