Easy Watermelon Martini Recipe
There’s just something about summer that screams watermelon, you know? It’s like the unofficial mascot of hot days and good vibes. So, there I was, staring at this massive watermelon.
And then it hit me—I needed a Watermelon Martini in my life. I mean, why settle for just slicing and munching and juice when you could turn it into a refreshing cocktail? It’s like upgrading your watermelon game to VIP status.
So, I dug up a blender, grabbed a juicy slice, threw it in the blender, and hit the blend button like I was starting a party. Next thing I knew, I had this vibrant watermelon puree that practically begged to be turned into a martini. I’m no mixologist, but who needs a fancy title when you’ve got a craving, right?
Sipped that pink perfection of Watermelon Cocktail drink, and suddenly, my summer felt even more fantastic. Here is how to make Watermelon Martini, simple and easy like other Martini recipes:
- 2 cups fresh watermelon diced
- 2 oz vodka e.g. Grey Goose, Tito’s
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- Watermelon slices for garnish
- Remove the seeds from the fresh watermelon and dice it into small cubes.
- In a blender, puree the diced watermelon until smooth.
- Strain the watermelon puree through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any pulp and obtain a smooth liquid.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 oz of watermelon puree, vodka, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake the mixture well for about 15-20 seconds to chill the ingredients.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish the martini with a watermelon slice on the rim of the glass or a small watermelon wedge.
watermelon martini variations
This Martini is a summer sensation with endless possibilities. You can create a spicy twist by adding a hint of jalapeño for a kick or indulge in a tropical escape by blending coconut and watermelon. Here are some ideas you can try:
- Cucumber Watermelon Martini: To make cucumber flavor, add a few cucumber slices to the mix. It adds a crisp and cool element to the drink.
- Basil Infusion: For an herbaceous touch, muddle a few fresh basil leaves with the watermelon before blending. It adds a fragrant and aromatic quality to the cocktail.
- Frozen Watermelon Martini: Turn your martini into a frozen treat by blending the ingredients with ice. It’s perfect for hot summer days.
- Watermelon Strawberry Martini: Muddle ripe strawberries with watermelon juice for a burst of fruity goodness.