Watermelon Martinis

Summer is in full swing, and that means ripe, juicy watermelons! Now you could just slice your watermelon, or chop it up and put it in a fruit salad, but where’s the fun in that? Okay, that is actually a delicious way to eat watermelon, but these Watermelon Martinis are an extra special treat…..

Juicy Watermelon Martinis | cookingwithcurls.com

If you follow me on instagram, and you should. 😉 you may have noticed a couple of Juicy Watermelon Martinis pop up from girl’s night out at Granite City. This is not an exact copycat, because I have already forgotten what the last one tasted like, but they’re incredibly delicious non the less!!

First we need to make some watermelon juice….it’s really simple, trust me. Cut up some watermelon into chunks and place them in a blender. You need about 2 1/2 cups of chunks…..

Watermelon Martinis blend cookingwithcurls.com

now Puree/Liquefy the watermelon until smooth…..

Watermelon Martinis blended cookingwithcurls.com

I used a seedless watermelon, but there were still seeds. So I poured my “juice” through a strainer to remove them…..

Watermelon Martinis strain cookingwithcurls.com

This also removed all of the pulp, so it’s up to you to strain or not to strain….that is the question. 😉

Pour the watermelon juice into a cocktail shaker along with the vodka and orange liqueur…..

Watermelon Martinis shaker cookingwithcurls.com

Shake to combine and pour into two martini glasses…..

Celebrate summer with a delicious Watermelon Martini | cookingwithcurls.com

Garnish with watermelon balls on toothpicks or watermelon wedges if desired.

Now kick back and watch the fireflies. 🙂 Do you have fireflies where you live? We didn’t have them in California, at least I never saw any. Maybe they don’t like smog? 😉

These Watermelon Martinis are best served chilled, so you need to:

  • Chill your watermelon before cutting
  • Chill your watermelon juice before making your drinks
  • Shake your drink with ice cubes

If you prefer tequila over vodka, try these Watermelon Margaritas…..

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Enjoy!!

Watermelon Martinis

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Celebrate summer, or Friday, with a juicy and delicious Watermelon Martinis!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 1/4 cup vodka (I used Absolute)
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • watermelon to garnish (optional)

Directions

Chop fresh watermelon into chunks, about 2 1/2 cups, and place in blender.
Puree/Liquefy watermelon, then pour through a strainer to remove seeds if desired.
Place 1 cup of watermelon juice, orange liqueur, and vodka in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine.
Pour into 2 martini glasses and garnish with watermelon balls or wedges.

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