Freaky Fruits Cocktail in a Kiwano Horned Melon Cup

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I was so excited when Melissa’s Produce sent me a box of freaky fruits!   I am all about fruit but I can’t get too many different kinds in my rural town.   When I received my box I was excited to find strawberry papayas, Dragon Fruit, and Passion Fruit,  to Horned Melons and Chayote Squash.   I couldn’t wait to get creating!

Freaky Fruit Cocktail served in a Horned Melon Glass would be fun for Halloween!

The first thing I wanted to make was a cocktail.  I figured I could put a few of the tropical fruits together along with vodka or rum and serve it over ice.  I haven’t had several of the fruits before so I needed to try them before I could decide what to use in my drink.

Grab a few freaky fruits and make this Freaky Fruits Cocktail

I knew I wanted to use the passion fruit in my cocktail and I tried the strawberry papaya, horned melon, Dragon Fruit, and Rambutans. I was surprised by the flavor of some of the fruits.  They were more tart than sweet but I thought that would actually work better in my cocktail.

I ended up using the horned melon, Dragon Fruit, strawberry papaya, and Passion Fruit.   I scooped out the middle of all of them, including the seeds of the horned melon and Passion Fruit.   I chose vodka over rum because I feel like vodka doesn’t have any taste so I would really be able to get the flavors from the fruits.   While I know you can eat the seeds from some of the fruits I strained the mixture and took them out after blending them together.

Freaky Fruits don't have to be scary fruits! Grab a few and make a tasty cocktail!

I tasted my cocktail and it was super tart!  I liked it but I thought it needed a little sugar to help it out.  The resulting cocktail is a frothy, fruity, sweet and tart cocktail that is a creepy green color.   The creepy green color along with the froth got me thinking it would be a really fun Halloween cocktail.

Freaky Fruits Cocktail has 5 different types of fruit in this fun cocktail.

While looking for a glass to put it in my eyes fell of the horned melon.  I scooped out the remaining membranes and then stood it up.   I poured the cocktail into the melon along with ice cubes and served it with a straw.   It was freaky and creepy and totally delicious.  I would love to serve these for a fun Halloween cocktail!

Freaky Fruit Cocktail served in a Horned Melon Glass would be fun for Halloween!

Freaky Fruits Cocktail

Yield: 4 cocktails
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A combination of tropical freaky fruits, vodka, and sugar served in a horned melon glass.


  • 1 Kiwano horned melon
  • 1 strawberry papaya
  • 2 passion fruits
  • 1 Dragon fruit
  • 1 lime
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 oz. vodka


  1. Cut the Kiwano horned melon in half. Scoop out the middle, including the seeds, and place the seeds and pulp in a blender. Save the two halves of the melon for later.
  2. Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds. Remove the fruit and place it in the blender.
  3. Cut the passion fruit in half and scoop the seeds and pulp into the blender.
  4. Blend the fruits for 1 minute.
  5. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
  6. Place the strained mixture back in the blender. Cut the dragon fruit in half and scoop out half of the inside and place in the blender.
  7. Juice the lime into the blender and add the sugar and vodka.
  8. Blend the mixture until frothy.
  9. Clean out the inside of both halves of the horned melon. Stand each upright so it looks like a cup. Add several ice cubes to each. Pour a quarter of the frothy cocktail into each cup and serve with a straw.
  10. Serve the remaining cocktail in two short glasses filled with ice.


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Sip on this tropical tasting Freaky Fruit Cocktail!

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