Watermelon Martini

Make a deliciously fresh-tasting summertime martini with the colorful addition of fruity, juicy watermelon.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 1


tablespoon sugar
tablespoon salt
to 4 watermelon cubes
Ice cubes
tablespoons vodka (1 1/2 oz)
cup watermelon juice
tablespoon simple syrup
tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 On saucer or small plate, mix sugar and salt. Rub rim of chilled martini glass with 1 of the watermelon cubes to moisten; dip rim of glass in sugar mixture.
  • 2 In cocktail shaker with ice, shake vodka, watermelon juice, simple syrup and lime juice until blended. Pour into glass, straining out ice. Thread remaining 2 to 3 watermelon cubes on skewer or cocktail pick; add to glass.

Expert Tips

To make about 1 cup of watermelon juice, place about 5 cups of fresh watermelon cubes in a blender. Cover; blend on high speed until pureed. Strain to remove seeds.

Simple syrup can be purchased. Or to make your own, heat equal parts sugar and water to boiling in a small saucepan; boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using.