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Melvin – Modernist Drink

Introducing one of Chile’s most popular summer drinks: melon con vino, or melon with wine. Given the affectionate shorthand “Melvin,” melon con vino is a hollowed-out honeydew melon filled with cool white wine that's mixed with powdered sugar. 
This sticky-sweet concoction is sought after in the sweltering Chilean summer and is usually shared by a group of friends or family at summer barbecues, picnics, and festivities; hence, its reputation as a communal drink, similar to sharing a pitcher of beer or a carafe of wine.

Our spin on this traditional drink involves compressing melon balls and slices with Midori and white wine, and displaying the cocktail in a Porthole, a sleek, ultra-modern infusion vessel from our friends at Crucial Detail. Enjoy!

  • Servings 4
  • Dish Drink
  • Time 1 day
  • Skill Home Cooks