Jun 30, 2011

Watermelon Martinis



Fresh watermelon makes these martinis a perfect summer cocktail! Enjoy them at your next back yard party but be careful drink too many!! **wink wink**



Watermelon Martinis
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 Size: 6 oz + 1/4 cup watermelon Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 90.3 • Fat: 0.5 g • Carb: 11.6 g • Fiber: 0.6 g • Protein: 0.9 g • Sugar: 7.6 g
Sodium: 2.6 mg

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon
  • 2 oz Absolut Citron
  • 1 oz Midori Melon liqueur
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes
For the garnish:
  • watermelon with rind and lime wedges

Directions:

Dice one cup of watermelon into small cubes. Puree remaining 2 cups of watermelon in a blender and add vodka, liqueur, lime juice and ice and blend well. Pour 6 oz martini into each martini glass, add 1/4 cup remaining watermelon into each glass and garnish with watermelon and lime slices.

For those who don't drink alcohol, add ice cubes and replace it with a splash of orange juice.

33 comments :

  1. I've been thinking of making something similar! YUM!

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  2. I had to taste test them to be sure, they were :)

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  3. You read my mind! I have a great watermelon martini recipe. It's similar except I blend up chunk of watermelon and then freeze the liquid in ice cube trays - then I add the frozen cubes, vodka, lemon juice & agave to a blender. Makes a delicious frozen watermelon martini!

    Thanks for making my diet much easier...and thank you SO much for keeping the old points! I want to stick with what I KNOW works.

    Happy Independence Day!

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  4. Sara love the idea of freezing the watermelon in ice cubes!!

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  5. I am Pregnant but this looks DELICIOUS!! any way to make a Virgin version??

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  6. Oh, I will definitely be making these this summer. Yumm.

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  7. Thank you so much! I was just at one the border and they had something similar but I was afraid of the points...now I can make them at home!

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  8. Yum! This is the perfect summer drink. Great recipe!

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  9. Need to buy some watermelon so I have an excuse to make this!

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  10. For a virgin watermelon martini replace the alcohol with orange juice.

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  11. Two of my favorite things...watermelon and martinis! I can't wait to make them!

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  12. OK, I gotta ask how did you get this to 3 Points Plus? Alcohol containing things tend to be much higher than that or am I just missing something? I've had to cut back on beer (being an ale drinker at 5 PP a bottle it's just too much) but I could have one of these on my patio instead if that's right.

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  13. Because it's only 3 oz alchohol divided by 4 servings. I drank one and thought it was perfect!

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  14. These look amazing...must go to store now for ingredients!

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  15. this is just in time for the Holiday festivities. Thank you. I made the salpicon and they loved this. I just bought a watermelon and now I'll go get the citron and enjoy this lush fun drink. Thank you. so much.

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  16. I freeze watermelon all the time. Cube it, put it on a sheet tray, freeze it and then ziploc bag it. My girls LOVE it in their water and I use them instead of ice in smoothies. And now, I'll make martinis! Yay!

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  17. Wow this looks so good!

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  18. melon liqueur is my favorite!!! thanks so much!! I'm running a 1/2 marathon in 2 weeks, so no alcohol until then but you can bet this will be one of the first cocktails I have then!!

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  19. yum!!!!! looks wonderful!

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  20. My latest post is also on watermelon except it doesn't have alcohol. Had too much wine the previous night :) This one is lovely and I am going to try this next.

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  21. Thank you so much Gina! I am a cocktail girl and often my weekend drinks screw up my diet. I really appreciate your healthy and creative spins on amazing drinks!!

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  22. I made these last night for my first "ladies night" they were an absolute hit!! So refreshing and guilt free...thanks Gina!!

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  23. So glad you all liked them! :)

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  24. OMG!!! These were awesome!!! Had to stop myself from making another batch. Gina you're amazing!!! Thanks for the recipes!!

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  25. Hey Gina!

    I just loved this recipe...watermelon is my favorite summer fruit! I posted about these martinis today and linked back to you!

    http://janedeereblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/watermelon-martinis.html

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  26. I made these, and at first they were a bit texture-y. There was a lot of watermelon pulp, so I strained them and they were sooooo good.

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  27. I belong to a book club....it's called 'Martini Book Club'. We always have a great time because we drink martinis and discuss the book just a little;) The next time I'm hostess, this is it! YUM!

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  28. It is a little early yet for good watermelons so I tried freezing mine and skipping the ice cubes so it didn't water it down...FABULOUS!!!

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  29. I made these last night, delicious! It tastes like summer in a glass.

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  30. Did this with some modification. Froze about 400 grams of watermelon and made up some lemon water with Splenda (heavy on the lemon), and tossed the watermelon into the blender and churned that up with just enough of the lemon water to make into a thick blended margarita texture. Wonderful, light and delicious. Was a HUGE hit with everyone and this non-alcohol delight contained only 39 calories for each martini glass full. A keeper recipe for sure!

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