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Your Summer Sipping with a Melon Gin & Tonic


The melon gin and tonic is a delightful and refreshing cocktail that takes the classic pairing of gin and tonic to new heights. With the infusion of fresh melon juice, this drink offers a burst of summery flavors that will transport you to sun-soaked destinations.

When it comes to enjoying a refreshing cocktail during the summer season, few drinks can compare to the classic and beloved gin and tonic.

But why settle for ordinary when you can elevate your experience to new heights? In this blog post, we'll delve into the art of crafting a Melon Gin Tonic, a delightful twist on the traditional recipe, and explore how serving it in RIEDEL glassware enhances both the visual appeal and taste of this exquisite beverage.


The Melon Gin & Tonic Recipe:

To create a Melon Gin Tonic, you'll need a few key ingredients that blend together harmoniously to deliver a burst of flavors. Here's what you'll need:


  • 1/4 slice of cantaloupe/rockmelon, seeded
  • Cucumber
  • 50 ml / 1.5 oz. Gin
  • 30 ml / 1 oz. cucumber syrup*
  • 200 ml / 7 oz. Fevertree Mediterranean Tonic
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Ice cubes


  1. Scoop out 5 balls from the cantaloupe using a melon baller, and freeze 3.
  2. Add the gin and cucumber syrup to a RIEDEL Gin glass.
  3. Add the frozen melon balls and a handful of ice cubes, top with tonic water and gently stir.
  4. Use the rosemary sprig to flavor the rim of the glass a bit, then add it as a garnish.
  5. To serve, peel a thick strip of cucumber lengthwise. On a decorative skewer, skewer a melon ball, then the cucumber strip, then another melon ball.

In conclusion, when it comes to selecting the perfect RIEDEL glass for your gin and tonic, consider options like the RIEDEL Gin Tonic Set, RIEDEL Mixing Tonic Set, RIEDEL Optical Gin Set, RIEDEL Gin Set Classic. Whichever glass you choose, it will undoubtedly enhance your gin and tonic experience, adding a touch of elegance and elevating your enjoyment of this classic cocktail. Cheers!

Each glass is carefully designed to enhance the sensory aspects of the gin and tonic, allowing you to fully appreciate the aromas, flavors, and presentation of your favorite cocktail.

When to drink gin & tonic:

Gin and tonic is a classic and versatile drink that can be enjoyed at various occasions. It is commonly consumed as a refreshing cocktail during warm weather or as a pre-dinner drink. However, there are no strict rules about when to drink it, and it can be enjoyed at any time that suits your taste preferences.

How to serve gin & tonic:

Gin and tonic is typically served in a highball glass or a large Gin & Tonic glass.
The glass should be filled with plenty of ice cubes to keep the drink chilled. Garnish the drink with a wedge of lime or lemon, and optionally, a sprig of fresh herbs. Serve it with a stirring stick or a long spoon to allow the drinker to mix the ingredients if desired.

Is gin & tonic a cocktail?

Yes, gin and tonic is considered a cocktail. A cocktail is a mixed drink that typically combines one or more types of alcohol with other ingredients, such as mixers, garnishes, or fruit juices. In the case of gin and tonic, gin is the primary alcoholic ingredient, and tonic water is the mixer.