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.Print
Watermelon Mint Martini
- 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
- 1/4 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.
*I strained my puree through a mess strainer so it wan’t too “pulpy”
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 I’d love for you to follow along!