Fresh Watermelon Martini Recipe

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

fresh watermelon martini

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 fresh watermelon martini recipe is fabulously light and tasty! And while I am sipping my martini I can't forget about the little people; so of course you had to make them a watermelon tasty treat. So join me and forget for a few minutes that summer is on its way out, enjoy your martini and give the kiddos a Mint Watermelon Popsicle. Summer will linger just a while longer...I PROMISE!

Watermelon Martini

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

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Sep 11, 2010

Serves: 2

Total time: 10 min



  • 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
  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.

Leave me a comment and let me know if you used this fresh watermelon martini recipe. I'd love to hear how you liked it and how the party went!