Watermelon Martini Recipe.

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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.)

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  • 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

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Start by making the watermelon puree. I just chopped mine up and put it in the Vitamix. You could also use a food processor.

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Add 1.5 oz. vodka to a martini glass.

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Then, add 1.5 oz watermelon puree.

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Next, add just under an ounce. (.75 oz, if we’re being specific!) Watermelon Schnapps.

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Finish with a squeeze of lime and a splash of triple sec, stir, and garnish with a wedge of watermelon. Sit back and enjoy.

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  1. I love this recipe! I also love made up holidays when pertaining to food and cocktails.. the best.

    8.3.15 Reply
  2. OMG That looks so good! My mouth is watering. I’ll have to try this soon, thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂


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  3. This looks fantastic! My husband doesn’t like watermelon but I wonder if he would like this…sounds delicious to me! 🙂

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  4. i’m thirsty, please send me one of these. and bring yourself.

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  5. Looks so delicious & refreshing!

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  6. I love those glasses. That style seems hard to find. I don’t really drink alcohol or like watermelon, but one time I drank quite a few watermelon martinis. So I may try this with a tweak for a flavor I’m remembering. hahaha
    Love these quick recipes.

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  7. Would love this – I am positive! 🙂 I am pregnant though. so it will have to wait 😉 No worries – I saved it for the future.
    x M.

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  8. Lucy:

    Oh wow, I love watermelon so much so this sounds fantastic!
    Life inside the Locket

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  9. watermelon martinis are one of my favorite drinks. this looks amazing.

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  10. I tried this recipe over the weekend – thanks for sharing! It was a great last minute option when I wanted something different but seasonally appropriate. Any excuse to use watermelon, especially when paired with vodka, is a great choice in my book.

    Jamie // Hello There, Lady!

    8.10.15 Reply
    • graceatwood:

      this makes me so happy to hear!!! I’m glad you made it and enjoyed. xx

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  11. made-up holidays are my fave, but I’m never on top of them!! The only one I really can say I do right is National Ice Cream Day, because I actually eat ice cream pretty much daily…. oops! This looks so yummy!

    The Style Scribe

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  12. These look SO amazing! I am going to need to try these for sure!!


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  13. diana:

    Looks incredible! Any ideas what I could supplement/replace the schnapps with? Watermelon seltzer??

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    • Not sure! The schnapps (despite being kinda gross and also hard to find) actually really helps the flavor! I feel like seltzer would be the opposite (it would make the flavor more mild). If you do it, let me know!

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