Mixing Martinis for the 4th of July

We’re keeping it simple today with the snippet from this months email.

Summer has officially claimed the throne, filling the long days with heat, humidity and a million reasons to be outdoors grilling. But, I’m sure you’ve already got today’s menu all planned out over the open flame so for this month we are giving you a little something to sip on while lounging poolside. What a better accompaniment for an old fashioned Independence day celebration than a good stiff drink to keep you sociable from one picnic to the next (or give you a really good excuse as to why you missed Cousin Tommy’s Annual shindig). So, hand the keys to someone else and take a sip.

Honeydew MartiniHoneydew Martini

Because the popsicles were just the excuse to have a honeydew laying around
Makes 2 full Martinis


  • 2 Cups diced honeydew
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1.5 ounces Midori (melon liquor)
  • 1.5 ounces triple sec
  • 3 ounces vodka


Puree the honeydew and sugar in a blender. Combine all ingredients in a mixer with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass.


Watermelon MartiniWatermelon Martini

Because why should the honeydew have all the fun
Makes 2 full Martinis


  • 2 Cups diced watermelon
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1.5 ounces triple sec
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • squirt of lime juice
Puree the watermelon in a blender. Combine all ingredients in a mixer with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July.



  1. I want to come to your house today! These both sound amazing!

  2. Great party drinks … we’re sitting in the shade this 4th with spare watermelon in the fridge. Hmmm…!

  3. Yum! These look awesome. I love fruity martinis. :)

  4. These both look fabulous!

  5. I’m not a big fan of melon plain but I love it IN things and both of these sound wonderful!!

  6. that watermelon martini has my name on it!! but just to be sure I better taste them both a few times!!

  7. I am a sucker for martinis….especially the fruity ones….and especially watermelon and honeydew! Will be making these for happy hour soon! Thanks for sharing them! : )

  8. Both fruity and my type of drinks (I’m not a drinker, but love fruity ones!). Delicious!

  9. I love martinis and both of these look great!

  10. Thanks Kita, both looks greats, it is just what I need for this weekend.
    Sorry but I have to ask, what is “honeydew”? I didn’t learn that fruit in my English classes at school..

    • They didn’t teach you about honeydew melons! They have failed you drastically! Honeydew is one of the best melons you can eat (ok, that is totally a biased opinion from me).

      They are small and round like a cantaloupe but green all the way through and sweeter. I tend to find the texture a bit more enjoyable too! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeydew_%28melon%29

  11. Of course….white melon…I had to wikipedia first…THANKS…!!!



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