Horned Monster

Horned Monster

A little bit playful and a little bit autumnal — just like Halloween.  The horned Kiwano melon garnish gives the cocktail a wonderfully creepy quality like a tentacle reaching out of the foamy sea. 

If you don't have a kiwano melon, you can substitute with cucumbers by cutting them into ribbons so they are like snakes running up the sides of the glass.



  1. Carefully, peel the kiwano melon with a knife in a long strip. 
  2. Twist the kiwano peel into a spiral and place into a collins glass. Add ice by pushing them through the center of the peel.
  3. Combine the Cardamaro, gin, simple syrup, and the center of the kiwano melon in a shaker over ice. 
  4. Shake until well-chilled and strain into the pre-garnished collins glass. 
  5. Top with ginger beer and enjoy. 
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