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Melongroni: A Cantaloupe Negroni Variation

This post is in partnership with the folks from Uncle Val’s Gin!

Happy Negroni Week! While there seems to be a special day for every cocktail and spirit on earth, Negroni week is something a bit special. Started in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine, Negroni week raises money for charities from the Arbor Day Foundation to PAWS. I’ve partnered with the folks at Uncle Val’s Gin to create a Negroni variation in celebration! 🙂

In looking for inspiration for my own Negroni variation, I came upon this melon salad recipe using Campari. It sounded fresh and perfect for this time of year so I tinkered with making a cocktail version using @unclevals Restorative Gin! I used cantaloupe, but I’m excited to try this with honeydew, watermelon, and a medley!

Melongroni: A Cantaloupe Negroni Variation

Course Drinks
Keyword negroni
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1.5 oz cantaloupe-blended Uncle Val's Gin
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari


  1. Add Uncle Val's Gin and a handful of cantaloupe (and any other melons you’d like!) to a blender and blend. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain out all the solids of the melon. Combine strained @unclevals, dry vermouth, and Campari to a glass with ice. Strain into a lowball with ice and garnish with mint or edible flowers.