Watermelon martini

I love this fruity, light and delicious cocktail! It screams summer! You absolutely must make this Watermelon Martini to serve at your next summer gathering!

It is early September and I am in complete denial. I am attempting to hang onto the last strands of summer for dear life. I love summer. When it gets hot and muggy and everyone around me seems to be complaining endlessly, I think of those terrible, bitter days in January when the insides of my nostrils freeze together during my 10-second walk from my car into work. I rarely complain about the heat. Summer, please don't go!

One of the things I think of when summer comes to mind is an occasional fun, light, summery cocktail. This watermelon martini is fabulously light and tasty! And it makes me forget for a few minutes that summer is on its way out.

Watermelon Martini

A fun twist on the refreshing martini. Great for summer parties!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Sep 11, 2010

Serves: 2

Total time: 10 min

WatermelonMartini"

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 1.5 oz. watermelon-flavored vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Sprite or 7up
  • Juice from half of a lime
  • Juice from a few chunks of watermelon
  • Splash of ruby-red grapefruit juice, for color
  • Lime slices and/or watermelon chunks, for garnishing
Instructions:
  1. Combine the vodkas, Sprite/7up, lime juice and watermelon juice in a shaker along with 3 ice cubes. Shake for 30 seconds and divide between two martini glasses.
  2. Top each glass with a splash of ruby-red grapefruit juice and garnish with lime slices/watermelon chunks, if desired.