Friday, June 8, 2012

Watermelon Martini

Watermelon Martini

I crave watermelon in the summer. When it's hot outside, I want that sweet, juicy refreshment to cool me off. And the practice of carving out a watermelon bowl and pouring in vodka is certainly nothing new at picnics and BBQ's. So why not just blend it all in a chilled martini glass?!

This cocktail is a little sweet and a little strong. It's easy to drink it all down quickly and reach for another but be careful that the room doesn't start to spin! Cheers!

Per Serving:
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Watermelon puree (see below)
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
1/2 oz. Midori
Small handful of fresh mint

Watermelon Martini
To make the watermelon puree, simple remove the rind and place chunks of seedless watermelon into a food processor or blender. There is enough water in the melon that no additional liquid will be needed. Pulse until completely liquid.

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and muddle the mint with a muddler or the back of wooden spoon. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprig of lime.

27 comments:

  1. Watermelon has such a high content of juice, it is probably about the best pick you can make when wanting a refreshing drink. This looks like a tasty one for happy hour-yum!

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  2. I love watermelon in cocktails. It is the easiest fruit to puree! Definitley sounds super refreshing. I love those glasses.

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  3. This cocktail appears absolutely refreshing. It cools me off just looking at it. I'm quite fond of those unique martini glasses - beautiful presentation!

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  4. Do you know how excited I am that I actually have watermelon just sitting in my kitchen begging to be used???

    Drunk Jen tonight!

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  5. Oh I love that glass! It looks so funky! Watermelon martini is my favorite! You've presented it beautifully! :)

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  6. ahh yum! I need to get on this fresh fruit cocktails trend asap!

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  7. This looks tasty!!! I've recently started experimenting with watermelon in cocktails and it works really well, Can't wait to try this one!

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  8. Now that is a great idea! I love watermelon in the summer, it is so refreshing!

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  9. As beautiful as this martini is, the fact that I cannot drink it yet means I am more falling in love with the glass ;)
    Lovely post!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  10. I love the color of this drink and the glass that it's in. I haven't bought watermelon yet this season... but when I do, I will definately be making this!

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  11. My boyfriend is just lusting after these pictures going, "It looks sooo REFRESHING!" lol

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  12. I have to admit to not really being a martini girl... my girlfriends however adore martinis and we are always trying to come up with different and fun versions. I'm going to surprise them with this one when they come over next!! They will be impressed!!

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  13. My fiance loves anything watermelon (he has been known to eat an entire melon by himself in the course of two days), so I will definitely be making this for him sometime this summer!

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  14. Perfect weekend drink for this Summer! P.S.: love the glass :)

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  15. Oh Anita...this looks lovely! I love a sweet martini. And what better sweet to add for the summer than watermelon! I can see how these can go down easy! ;- }

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  16. It seems watermelon is popular these days. We haven't seen quite the weather that makes it available in the stores at a good price, but I'll watch out for it. I have a friend who adores a good martini.

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  17. I just had watermelon margaritas this weekend and can imagine that this one taste incredible!

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  18. Love this! I linked to your recipe on my website, The Women's Insider - http://www.thewomensinsider.com
    Hope you don't mind!
    Camille

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  19. This is Beautiful! I order this in a hotel that calls it a "SUZY WONG". So Good!

    Wishing you a Happy Sunday:)
    Shelly

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