A potent and summery combination of vodka and Watermelon Pucker, the Watermelon Pucker martini makes for a cool and refreshing cocktail. While the drink is undoubtedly suited to summer, given the fact that it contains watermelon (a summer fruit), the beverage can also be served during other seasons, to indulge any summer nostalgia you might be experiencing. Best served in an icy, frosted martini glass, the cocktail takes 5 or less minutes to prepare, and needs just three ingredients to make any hot summer afternoon a special one.
Prep time: 3 to 5 minutes
Yield: 1 person
top quality vodka: 60 ml/2 oz
Watermelon Pucker: 30 ml/1 oz
small slice of watermelon: 1
Ice cubes: as required
Start by placing an elegant martini glass in the refrigerator, to help it develop a frosted, icy exterior. This will make the drink look extra cool and appealing when you serve it.
Then, start preparing the drink. Fill a quarter of your cocktail shaker with ice cubes or crushed ice (the latter will give your drink a slightly watery taste, so choose carefully).
Now, gradually pour the 60 ml of vodka into your cocktail shaker – you can use pretty much any brand (as long as it is a brand that is known for producing good-quality liquor, like Grey Goose or Smirnoff), but make sure you don’t use flavoured vodka, as this will interfere with the flavours of the watermelon.
Then, follow this up by adding in the 30 ml of Watermelon Pucker. Screw on the lid of the cocktail shaker tightly, and shake well, until all the ingredients mix together, and the shaker starts to feel cool, indicating that the drink inside is chilled through.
Now, take the chilled martini glass out of the refrigerator, hold a strainer over it, and gently pour the blended drink into the glass. Cut a small piece of watermelon so that it forms a neat triangle, and garnish the drink by dropping this into the cocktail. Your Watermelon Pucker martini is now ready – serve chilled.