Master of Cocktails Guyana's Not French

Greetings #MasterofCocktails fans. Trust everyone had a pleasant Bank Holiday Weekend? Did you have a cocktail to see it on its way? We certainly did…

This week we’re making a suitably tropical number, that I think we’ll call ‘Guyana’s not French, but the Melon is’ (if you were making along with us on Monday, you’ll note that I took my own advice from last week and came up with the name for this cocktail before finishing it).

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

We’re going to start by taking 50ml of the absolutely wonderful El Dorado 15 Year Old rum:

Master of Cocktails El Dorado Rum

That’s going to go into a shaker with a handful of ice, and 20ml Merlet Crème de Melon Charentais.

Master of Cocktails Creme De Melon

If you’ve not tried this stuff, it’s absolutely superb. It’s got that slightly ‘off’, blue-cheesy character that develops in really seriously over-ripe Charentais melon. There’s nothing else like it.

Master of Cocktails Creme De Melon

Next up, the flesh and seeds from a whole passion-fruit. This’ll provide our sour-balance.

Master of Cocktails Passion Fruit

Keep hold of one of the empty halves – we’re going to need it for our garnish.

Master of Cocktails Passion Fruit

Next, a couple of sprigs of mint. Just bung ’em in whole.

Master of Cocktails Mint

And Ginger. About 5 1mm slices.

Master of Cocktails Ginger

Now shake like a madman for 30 seconds or so. We’re chilling and mixing, but also bashing the ginger and mint up. Following that, double-strain into a cocktail glass:

Master of Cocktails Double Strain

Top with about 50ml Soda Water for a bit of a spritz.

Master of Cocktails Soda Water

Grab your passion-fruit shell, and add some more sliced ginger, and a mint sprig.

Master of Cocktails Garnish

2/3-fill it with your Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old…

Master of Cocktails Rumbullion! XO

…and float it in the drink.

Master of Cocktails Garnish

And serve. ‘Guyana’s not French, but the Melon is’.

Master of Cocktails Guyana's Not French




If you’ll be joining us this Sunday for the next #MasterofCocktails, here’s what we’ll be using…

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Darkness!-Aged Bathtub Gin (Ardbeg) (Batshit Mental Ideas)*, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur , Liquore Strega, a Lime and Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Bourbon Cocktail Cherries.


*Sadly sold out, though this one right here is a good alternative…