There’s few things more reminiscent of summer than fresh, juicy watermelon. It’s the perfect treat on a hot day.
I had a giant watermelon at home needing to be used and figured I’d try my hand at adding an adult twist to this childhood favourite. Did you know that watermelon’s are 92% water and full of vitamins? You’re basically have a health drink with this cocktail 😉.
My recent spud.ca order includes a beautiful new bottle of vodka from Confluence Distilling, out of Calgary, Alberta. The vodka is made from local, glacially-fed water and Albertan grains and has a smooth finish to it. And we all know how much I love supporting local.
I’m so pumped that I can order local beer, wine and spirits online with my Spud grocery order. Makes it so easy and convenient to discover new, local companies.
If you’re looking for a way to use up some leftover watermelon, then look no further than this delicious martini I’ve crafted for you.
Watermelon Basil Martini
Yields 1 drink
- 1.5 ounces vodka
- 0.5 ounces St. Germain
- Aprox. 2 cups of watermelon
- 2 basil leaves
- Splash of fresh-squeezed lime
- Basil and watermelon, to garnish
Cut up your watermelon and put it in either a juicer or high-powered blender, along with your basil leaves. After you blend it, run it through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any remaining chunks.
Combine vodka, St. Germain liqueur, lime juice and watermelon juice in a cocktail tin with a couple pieces of ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass and garnish with a cube of watermelon and a basil leaf.
Cheers, enjoy this taste of summer!