Watermelon Martini

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

Source: Sandra Lee

Serves 4 people

Categories: July2010, Summer, beverages, watermelon


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 1 bottle sparkling water
  • 4 ounces citrus vodka, optional


  1. In a small saucepan combine the sugar with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then remove from the heat and let cool.

  2. In a blender add the watermelon, 2 tablespoons of the sugar syrup and the lemon juice and puree until smooth. Strain through fine mesh sieve into a bowl and discard the pulp.

  3. Fill a pitcher with ice, add the watermelon mixture and stir until chilled. Pour into chilled martini glasses and top with seltzer. Add vodka, if desired.

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