This recipe is more of a ratiobut here are the guidelines I used to create these Summer Melon Shooters:
TO MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP:equal parts water to sugar
a few Mint Leavesif desired
For every 1 C of melon added to the blenderadd 2 Tbl of the prepared simple syrup and 2 Tbl of very cold water.
Sugar for rimming the glasses
Fresh sprigs of mint
Small wedges of watermelon and melon balls
To prepare the simple syrup, bring 1 C of water and 1 C of sugar to a boil over high heat. Whisk just until the sugar has dissolved. You shouldn't be able to see any granules and the water will turn from cloudy to clear like my photo. Allow to cool completely before using.
OPTIONAL: While the syrup is cooling, add a few mint leaves for an infused flavor..
In a blender, add 2 Tbl of the simple syrup and 2 Tbl of very cold water for EVERY CUP of melon. Taste for sweetness before pouring. You can always add a bit more of the syrup if you prefer.
Create wedges of watermelon and using a small scoop, melon balls from the cantaloupe and honeydew.
Dip just the very rims of the glasses into the simple syrup and then into granulated sugar.
Pour in the sweetened melon juice and garnish with the fruit and sprigs of fresh mint.
The simple syrup can be stored covered in the fridge for later use.