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Honeydew Crush Gin Cocktail

Honeydew Gin Cocktail

The perfect warm-weather brunch accompaniment.

We’re a sucker for a good brunch cocktail, and this fizzy, gin- and honeydew-spiked smash from Bay Area drink creator Chris Lane is the perfect warm-weather accompaniment to backyard breakfast spreads. “Summertime in San Francisco can’t be beat,” says Lane, “unless, of course, you add in some picnic provisions and a few good drinks.”


  • 2 oz. London dry gin
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz. honey syrup
  • 1/2 oz. orange curaçao
  • 5 1-inch cubes of ripe honeydew
  • 2 English cucumber wheels (1/4-inch thick)
  • 1 fresh egg white (pasteurized if you like)
  • 1 oz. seltzer
  • Tools:muddler, shaker, strainer, fine strainer
  • Glass:collins
  • Garnish:fresh english cucumber wheel and, optionally, a mint sprig


Muddle the honeydew and cucumber in the base of a shaker with gin, lemon juice, honey syrup and Curaçao. Add egg white and dry shake. Add ice cubes and shake for 8 seconds. Double-strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes, top with seltzer and garnish.

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