Watermelon Martini

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Watermelon Martini

The Watermelon Martini is a hugely popular choice for any summertime bar hire. This seasonal spin on the Martini is only available in the summer-time as it uses fresh watermelon, combined with premium vodka, tangy lemon juice and sugar syrup to create a beautifully refreshing and subtly tropical cocktail. 

Vodka, Watermelon, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup.

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The Watermelon Martini is another spin on the classic drink that utilises fresh, muddled watermelon to give a light, fruity exoticism to the finished product.

Over time, a Martini has come to refer to pretty much any drink served in the eponymous Martini glass. Usually these cocktails have a gin or vodka base, but there are Martinis featuring a range of other spirits too. If you’re planning a menu based around the Martini there are a huge range of variations you could feature.

A great starting point is the classic Martini itself; a strong and devilishly dry mixture of either vodka or gin, with a minute amount of dry vermouth and a garnish of either lemon or olive. Of course, the classic Martini comes with a range of variations of its own – wet, dry, naked, dirty, there’s a style to suit everybody. Alongside the classic and the Watermelon Martini, you could think about serving the French Martini; a delectably sweet mixture of vodka, pineapple and raspberry liqueur, or even the Rio Martini; a tropical, cachaça-based Martini featuring grenadine and guava juice.

Drinks like the Rio and Watermelon Martinis use sweet tropical fruit flavours and would fit well as part of a tiki-styled menu. Tiki drinks tend to be rum-based, they are generally large, strong, fruity drinks, that are brightly coloured with big, funky garnishes. There are tons of tiki-favourites, including the Hurricane – a long mixture of blended rums, tropical fruit juices, lime and passion fruit – and the Mai Tai; a classic combination of rum, triple sec, lime juice and almond syrup. The Watermelon Martini would be a great light choice compared to the heavier tiki cocktails and a good way to provide an alternative to the mostly rum-based tiki drinks.

If you’re planning to serve a Watermelon Martini at your bar hire and want to know more about what drinks might be good to accompany it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other vodka based, summertime and Martini style cocktails from our list.

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Ingredients & Equipment

Ingredients

  • 50ml Vodka
  • 12.5ml Lemon Juice
  • 12.5ml Sugar Syrup
  • 4 Chunks of Watermelon (roughly 1 inch cubes)
  • Watermelon Slice for Garnish

Equipment

  • Shaker
  • Jigger/Measure
  • Muddler
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Fine Strainer
  • Mexican Elbow
  • Martini Glass or Coupette
  • Cubed Ice
Method
  • Chill your glass in the freezer or fill it with ice
  • Take your Boston glass or small tin
  • Add the watermelon chunks to the shaker
  • Using your muddler, muddle the watermelon until it is mostly liquidised
  • Using your jigger to measure, add the vodka and sugar syrup to the shaker
  • Using your Mexican elbow and a jigger to measure, squeeze 12.5ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker
  • Fill the shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold
  • Remove your glass from the freezer or empty it of ice if necessary
  • Using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your chilled Martini glass or coupette
  • Garnish with a thin wedge of watermelon, cut so it sits on the edge of the glass
  • Serve and enjoy!

LEARN TO MAKE

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Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect Watermelon Martini? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.

We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.

The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios.

 We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.