Happy National Watermelon Day! (Yes, that’s a real thing… and yes, I love made up holidays – especially when they pertain to food and/or cocktails.)
When I was in my early twenties, my friend Kristen used to make us the most incredible watermelon martinis for book club and girls’ nights. The recipe is pretty easy and yields a cocktail that is insanely refreshing and delicious. Her original version called for two parts vodka (to one part watermelon puree + one part watermelon schnapps) but I thought that it was a bit too strong (I can’t drink like I could eight years ago!), so I dialed back the vodka a bit.. you can add more if you’d like, but I think this ratio is jussst right.
Also… since I know you’ll ask, my martini glasses are from BHLDN. They’re actually for champagne, but I use them for pretty much everything (including ice cream) as they are so pretty. (Get them here.)
- Vodka (I’m personally a Kettle One girl, but any vodka will work just fine)
- Watermelon Schnapps (Kristen used Pucker, but I couldn’t find it anywhere in the city!)
- Fresh Watermelon
- Triple Sec
- Lime Juice
Start by making the watermelon puree. I just chopped mine up and put it in the Vitamix. You could also use a food processor.
Add 1.5 oz. vodka to a martini glass.
Then, add 1.5 oz watermelon puree.
Next, add just under an ounce. (.75 oz, if we’re being specific!) Watermelon Schnapps.
Finish with a squeeze of lime and a splash of triple sec, stir, and garnish with a wedge of watermelon. Sit back and enjoy.