It’s Been A Long Week: Melon Smash

Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, Gentleman Jack Daniel’s.

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make a glass or two on us, you deserve it.


Melon Smash

Be the boss of your summer bash with this delightfully crisp Gentleman Jack Daniel’s treat. Sinfully sweet yet refreshingly cool, the Melon Smash is the hottest sip this sweltering season.



  • 2 oz. Gentleman Jack Daniel’s
  • 1 oz. mint simple syrup
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz. fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mint

Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, Gentleman Jack Daniel’s, Domino Sugar.


Bring one cup of sugar and one cup of water to a simmer (stir to dissolve sugar.) Take off of heat, then add half a cup of mint and let it sit for 30 minutes. Strain the mint and let it cool. Add 1 oz. of the cooled syrup and all other ingredients to a blender, then add ice to just above liquid line. Blend until smooth and garnish with a mint sprig.