Watermelon Martini (or Mocktail!)

A watermelon martini is the quintessential sign of summer at our house. The first watermelon martini I made was 12 years ago when we first built our home. We worked on this home plan for several years. I wanted a pantry large enough to walk into, and make cocktails in. And we have it! It is our bar, pantry, and coffee nook! We have a place to cut up fresh watermelon, and a sink. This way, Bruce can be making dinner in the kitchen, and I can be making a watermelon cocktail (and a mess) in the pantry!

This cocktail was deemed the “Wa-Tini”. Yep, my first fruity martini that I made! The fresh flavor of watermelon and vodka or gin is just so SUMMER!

This watermelon martini recipe can be made for 1 martini, but feel free to make up a pitcher of them! The key is 2 parts vodka and watermelon juice to 1 part lime juice and 1 part Cointreau. Of course you can switch to rum, or gin, and always make adjustments to your taste. If you give this watermelon martini recipe a try, let us know what you think.

Check out our recipe for this Watermelon Martini at FeedFeed!


Can you freeze watermelon?

Yes! After cutting the fruit, arrange it in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for several hours until solid. Once frozen, place the watermelon in a bag for long term storage. It is perfect for blended drinks, or to simply add to a crisp glass of white wine!

Can I make this a Mocktail?

Yes! If you love a good mocktail, leave out the vodka, and sub out fresh squeased orange juice instead of Cointreau. I like to serve the mocktail over ice with a bit of soda water over the top! So refreshing! It is a fun drink served with a straw in a Mason jar!


watermelon martini with a watermelon wedge and a watermelon in background

Watermelon Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: martini, vodka, watermelon
Servings: 1 martini
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 2 ounces fresh watermelon cubes
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 0unce small watermelon wedge for garnish


  • Add the watermelon to a cocktail shaker, and muddle. Strain this out into another glass to get all the pulp out. You want to get at least 2 ounces of watermelon juice. Add the juice back into the cocktail shaker.
  • Add in the lime juice, vodka, and cointreau. Add a few large cubes of ice, and shake.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a wedge of watermelon.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. James Synowicki Reply

    This cocktail looks SO refreshing and perfect for these hot and humid summer days!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      James and Elaine,

      Using watermelon juice from a fresh watermelon and double straining is the trick! We have come a long way from the first Wa-tini that I posted when we started this blog!

      Have the best weekend!

      Dina and Bruce

  2. Renee Fuentes Reply

    Easy refreshing summer cocktail!!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Awe, thank you for the rating and comment, that means so much to us! Cheers to Summer!

      Dina and Bruce

  3. Albana Reply

    That’s perfect summer drink! I love it!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Oh thank you so much! And the cocktails you are making are so gorgeous! CHEERS to Summer!

      Dina and Bruce

  4. Michelle Reply

    What a refreshing cocktail! I can see why it was featured!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Awe, you are so sweet! Just like this cocktail! Cheers to an amazing end of Summer!

      Dina and Bruce

  5. Alaina Reply

    Wow!! All I truly want on a summer night! Wonderful summer cocktail!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Thank you so much! This is such a fun seasonal cocktail!

      Dina and Bruce

  6. Sarah Reply

    Something about a martini that just feels extra fancy. The watermelon is so refreshing in this.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Extra fancy is exactly how this cocktail makes us feel!!

      Dina and Bruce

  7. Elizabeth Crissey Reply

    Watermelon flavored anything you can count me in!!!! ??? Most refreshing drink for those hot weekend nights!

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  9. Ali Reply

    5 stars
    This watermelon martini is an absolutely delicious and refreshing cocktail! Will be making a lot of these this summer..

  10. Gloria Reply

    5 stars
    Sounds great for my next bbq party. Love the option of a mocktail too. The kids can have some, and so can the drivers!

  11. Chenee Reply

    5 stars
    OOH I’m dreaming of enjoying this next to the pool this summer! Looks delicious!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      That sounds amazing! We have a vacation at a beach this summer, and these will be on repeat!

      Dina and Bruce

  12. Casey Reply

    5 stars
    I love the bright summery flavors in this. Absolutely perfect!

  13. Kim Reply

    5 stars
    Turning this into a mocktail for my daughter’s summer birthday party. It’s going to be watermelon themed!

  14. Amanda Wren-Grimwood Reply

    5 stars
    Love the colour in this cocktail and it tastes so delicious. My new favourite!

  15. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    This was super refreshing. We made it for a BBQ and it went down very well with guests.

  16. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my god, this is so good. I need to absolutely make a pitcher of this to share.. so good.

  17. Jen Reply

    5 stars
    Such a perfect drink for parties! I love how refreshing it is!

  18. Kelley Reply

    5 stars
    This was so good! So refreshing and perfect for Summer!

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