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