Fresh Watermelon and Tea Martini Cocktail

How to make fresh watermelon martinis with vodka and herbal tea. Jump to the Fresh Watermelon and Tea Martini Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

Fresh Watermelon and Tea Martini Cocktail

Get ready for an in-home happy hour, because these martinis made with fresh watermelon juice and herbal tea are on the menu. When it comes to choosing the tea, look for something lighter and herbal. Chamomile or a fruity tea are nice options. If you have a juicer at home, it will make quick work of the watermelon. If not, we’ve shared tips for juicing a watermelon by hand.

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Fresh Watermelon and Tea Martini Cocktail

How to Juice Watermelon by Hand

If you don’t have a juicer, it is easy to juice watermelon by hand. Cut watermelon into medium-size chunks without the rind and add to a food processor or blender. Process the watermelon thoroughly or until it looks like a watermelon slushy.

Juicing a watermelon

Strain the watermelon mixture through a fine mesh strainer or sieve. Half of a 5 to 6-inch diameter seedless watermelon yields about 16 ounces of juice.

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Recipe updated, originally posted September 2010. Since posting this in 2010, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Fresh Watermelon and Tea Martini Cocktail

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When it comes to choosing the tea, look for something lighter and herbal. Chamomile or a fruity tea are nice options. If you have a juicer at home, it will make quick work of the watermelon. If not, we’ve shared tips for juicing a watermelon by hand.

Half of a 5 to 6-inch diameter seedless watermelon yields about 16 ounces of juice.

Makes 1 drink

You Will Need

2 ounces vodka

2 1/2 ounces fresh watermelon juice

1 ounce light herbal or green aromatic tea

Ice

Directions

    Chill a martini glass by filling with ice and water or placing into the freezer for a few minutes.

    In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add vodka, fresh watermelon juice and tea. Shake for at least 15 seconds or until very cold and well combined. Pour into the chilled glass.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • If you don’t have a juicer, it is easy to juice watermelon by hand. Cut watermelon into medium-size chunks without the rind and add to a food processor or blender. Process the watermelon thoroughly or until it looks like a watermelon slushy. Strain the watermelon mixture through a fine mesh strainer or sieve.

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AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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6 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Jenny August 12, 2017, 12:49 pm

    This looks delicious but, I am curious about the tea in this recipe. Do you brew the tea or add the leaves dry? Probably a silly question but, curious minds seek answers!

    Reply
    • Joanne November 22, 2017, 4:40 pm

      We brew the tea.

      Reply
  • delicieux September 6, 2010, 5:58 pm

    I love watermelon martini’s but have never tried one with tea. It looks delicious though. I will definitely have to try this with some of the matcha green tea I have.

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    • inspiredtaste September 7, 2010, 7:40 am

      The tea gave a slightly aromatic taste to the drink, it also added a bit of depth, thanks for commenting 🙂

      Reply
  • Lori September 6, 2010, 11:49 am

    I love this idea. I recently made a watermelon margarita and featured it on my blog lemonsandlavender.com. I thought they were light and refreshing. Tried making them again and the watermelon wasn’t as sweet thereby leaving the cocktail somewhat bland. I will have to give yours a try!

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    • inspiredtaste September 7, 2010, 7:39 am

      A Watermelon Margarita sounds lovely! Our watermelon was super sweet, but we thought we might mention to have a bit of simple syrup or agave nectar on hand, just in case the drink is not sweet enough for you.

      Thanks for commenting, Lori!

      Reply

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