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!
Originally, I had leftover watermelon from a batch of my delicious watermelon gazpacho, so I thought I’d create a Watermelon flavored cocktail. First, I tried making a watermelon martini that included some Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, mint, lemongrass, watermelon puree and vodka. Not that tasty. 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!
Next time you have extra watermelon give this Watermelon Mint Martini a try. I think you’ll like it! And for a couple more fantastic watermelon cocktails try a Watermelon Moscow Mule or a Watermelon Margarita. Cheers!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”