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Midori Melon Ball Drop Recipe and the New Year's Rush

According to recent research by the National Restaurant Association, an estimated 100 million Americans plan to go out for dinner and drinks to ring in the New Year. 20% of consumers will go out to a bar or restaurant on New Year's Eve, and 22% say that they intend to order restaurant takeout or delivery to spend more time at the party and less time in the kitchen. Your restaurants and bars are about to become crowded with celebrating, noisemaker-toting patrons.

To keep the party going throughout the New Year's Eve rush, trade your traditional glassware for stylish disposable plastic barware. It looks just as elegant as the real thing, but has the convenience of plastic, which makes service and clean-up easy. And disposable plastic shot glasses, cocktail glasses, champagne flutes, and more are all available right here!

With New Year's Eve a little over two weeks away, now's the time to not only start thinking about glassware, but also about festive additions to your usual menu, from sumptuous entrees to decadent desserts to the usual array of cocktails. If you're tired of the usual New Year's Eve champagne and martinis, don't despair. Check out this recipe for the fun and intriguing Midori Melon Ball Drop!


  • 2 oz. Midori melon liqueur
  • 1 oz. Skyy Infusions Citrus vodka
  • 1/2 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Sugar
  • Honeydew melon ball


1. Rim glass with sugar.

2. Pour all liquids into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

3. Shake well.

4. Strain into your disposable plastic barware.

5. Garnish with melon ball.

The drink is very sweet and fruity, yet captivatingly herbal in taste. Also, it's bright green, so you know it's good. Try it out this year and give your patrons a New Year's Eve they'll never forget.

Posted in: Recipes | By WebstaurantStore
Theresa Dobey Says:

What is elderflower liquer and where do you find it!?!?

Megan Sweeney Says:

<REPLY:686> Elderflower liqueur is an artisanal liqueur distilled from elderflower blossoms. It has a very fresh, cool, herbal taste. The most highly regarded brand of elderflower liqueur appears to be St-Germain, though there are alternatives such as those available from The Bitter Truth and Thatcher's Organic Liqueurs. All of these may be purchased online, and St-Germain has a handy feature on its site that allows you to find any stores that sell St-Germain in your area.

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