Melon balls were a quintessential summer celebration food when we was flourishing up. Heck, they were even a quintessential summer snack food. we loved which we could squeeze watermelon as well as cantaloupe wedges from a refrigerator if we wanted, but when we got to snack upon a melon balls? It only felt some-more fun some-more fancy. And, obviously, they tasted illusory under a hot sun.My mom didnt do anything fancy to a melon balls. She simply scooped them out as well as tossed them in a bowl, sometimes with pineapple chunks or even strawberries. It wasnt until we was out of college which we had my first melon round salad, if we will: melon with uninformed packet as well as even a bit of dressing. It was incredibly lovely as well as has been a staple for me ever since.Dont even give me your melon balls unless they have a hold of uninformed mint! And honey. And now orange juice. And RUM.This only keeps getting improved as well as better.Its almost similar to a mojito splash covering your melon balls. Dreamy, right? The adult chronicle of melon balls is what we all should enterprise for our BBQ tables this season.You can make use of whatever ripened offspring we like: Add in some honeydew, maybe even some papaya. Youll drive together your melon brine as well as pour it over a scoops as well as we really adore to do this in a baking plate or sheet pan. This way, each melon round gets a small drunk as well as we dont have to repeatedly toss a mixture. we also find which it keeps a melon balls fresher; they dont get as mealy or mushy, because they arent sitting upon tip of each other.Because of that, we can make it a night before if needed, but my personal preference is to make it a sunrise of a party, maybe only dual or three hours beforehand. Its enough time for a melon to soak up some rum as well as for there to be one rotation of a melon scoops, so every punch is deliciously boozy as well as refreshing.When it comes time to serve, feel giveaway to add a dip to a large play with additional mint. Or we can offer in small single-serving cups with a few scoops in each as well as a drizzle of a lime-rum mixture over a top.I can taste it already! Summer only got 400 percent better, lighter, fresher as well as some-more fun. we can hardly wait!Boozy Minted Melon BallsServes 42 cups watermelon balls2 cups cantaloupe balls1/3 cup uninformed orange juice1/3 cup white rum3 tablespoons honeyA handful of uninformed mint, as well as additional for servingPinch of saltPlace a melon balls (or your preferred fruit) in a baking plate in a single layer. In a bowl, drive together a orange juice, rum as well as honey until combined. Pour it over a melon balls as well as toss to coat. Add a uninformed packet leaves. Let lay for 2 to 3 hours in a fridge, flipping a balls once or twice if desired.To serve, add a melon balls to a large play as well as pour a rum juice over a top. Cover with a sprinkling of uninformed packet as well as salt.Jessica is a voice during the back of a blog How Sweet Eats. She can be found upon Instagram, Facebook, TwitterandPinterest, as well as shes upon Snapchat during howsweeteats.