Muddled Cocktails: (Midwestern) Melon Stand

Craving a bit of summer so I pulled out a favorite, the Melon Stand.

(Midwestern) Melon Stand
4 (1-inch) chunks of peeled watermelon
2oz Gin. ( @_big_gin )
1/2oz Aperol ( @aperolusa )
1/2oz Simple
3/4oz lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Crushed ice
Pickled Watermelon rind to garnish

Muddle melon in tin, add remaining ingredients and ice; shake. Strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a Pickled watermelon rind cause you're fancy like that.

The salt makes this a "Midwestern" melon stand, added mainly because having grown up in the Midwest I can't imagine having watermelon without a bit of salt on it. Come at me 🍉 purists!

Featured here is our Birch Muddler. Perfect for mashing some watermelon to a beautiful pulp. Come get one for your own mashing needs at

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