Golden Kiss Melon Sake-Cucumber Cups

 

Have you ever heard that it's bad luck to pour your own sake?

 

If you didn't, fear not -- I've done some research and concluded that it's not true.  However, pouring sake for the company you're with, is said to be a way to build camaraderie and create a bond. It's polite but not necessary.  

 

And how cool would it be to pour sake into a delicious, refreshing, edible cup?  If you think that sounds good, you can bet it's even better with a touch of sweet Golden Kiss melon!  

 

Golden Kiss Melon Sake-Cucumber Cup Recipe:

 

Makes 2 cucumber cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

 

1 cup Golden Kiss Melon, roughly cut into large chunks, plus 2 tiny wedges for garnish

1 cucumber

4-ounces dry sake 

 

1.  Add the melon to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and blend until it's a thick juice, about 1 minute.  You will have a considerable amount more than you'll be needing for 2 cucumber cups, but if you try to blend a lesser amount, it likely won't work.  (You will only need 1 teaspoon per cup -- save the rest for more, or for other melon recipes!)  

 

2.  Use a vegetable peeler to peel the cucumber in stripes, lengthwise.  

 

3.  Cut about 1/2-inch off of one end of the cucumber, then slice it into 2 (2-inch) chunks.

 

4.  Use a melon baller to scoop out the seeds -- it will probably take 2 scoopfulls of the seeds to create the depth you'll need to fill the cup.  However, be very careful to leave at least 3/4-inch intact at the bottom or it will leak.  

 

5.  Pour 2-ounces of sake and 1 teaspoon of the melon juice into each cucumber cup.  (Or, you can mix the 4-ounces of sake and 2 teaspoons of juice in a separate container and divide it amongst the cups.)

 

6.  Garnish each drink with a tiny melon wedge and serve.

 

Recipe Note:

 

All of the ingredients for this recipe should be cold when you begin to prepare the drinks.

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