This Watermelon Mint Martini was the very first cocktail I posted on the blog two years ago. The picture was…ummm…horrible! I made them again over the weekend so I decided it was time to update the photo. Now they look just as delicious as they taste!
Since I have leftover watermelon from my watermelon gazpacho, and because it is a Saturday night after all, I thought I’d make a Watermelon Mint Martini. This took a few tries before I came up with something I really wanted to drink. I first tried making a watermelon martini that included some Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, mint, lemongrass, watermelon puree and vodka. Ick. Mark and I agreed it wasn’t that tasty. So then I tried again leaving out the lemon grass. Still blah. So I added a bit of triple sec which made it better but not worthy to be a “Judy Drink”. Finally, I left out the ginger liqueur altogether, added lime and voila, a drink I would actually drink!
Kind of painful reading that huh?
I sure did waste a lot of good booze and watermelon trying to come up with a watermelon martini. Not sure why, since looking back at the recipe now it seems like just a basic fruit martini. I must have been trying too hard to make something unique! Sometimes simple really is better.
- 2 parts Watermelon puree (just blend some seedless watermelon cubes in a blender)*
- 2 parts Absolute Citron vodka (you could use regular vodka if you like)
- 1 part Triple Sec
- 6 large Mint leaves
- ¼ Lime
- Muddle mint and lime with a little bit of ice in a cocktail shaker. Add puree, vodka, triple sec and more ice and shake well. Strain and serve in chilled martini glass. Garnish with lime, mint sprig and/or a piece of watermelon.
If you make a Watermelon Mint Martini, take a pic and tag me @imboredletsgo on Instagram so I can like and comment on your photos! You can also catch up with me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter. I’d love for you to follow along!
Just for fun…here’s the old photo