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DIY Melon Liqueur

[Photograph: Marcia Simmons]

Even if you've had bad Midori sours, you shouldn't discount the deliciousness of melon liqueur.

Do not use frozen melon for this liqueur; even when it has been properly defrosted it seems to dilute the flavor.
If you would like a less-sweet liqueur, start by using only half the suggested sugar and water. Let the mixture rest a day, then sample and add more simple syrup to taste.

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