Have you ever had the Watermelon Martini from the Bonefish Grill? It is fantastic. Here is the official Bonefish Grill Watermelon Martini recipe so you can make this refreshing drink all summer long.
We got to try the watermelon martini when we went to Bonefish Grill to write a review about their summer menu (food blogger perks are awesome, not gonna lie!), and I loved the watermelon martini.
Bonefish grill was kind enough to give me their official watermelon martini recipe and allowed me to share it with my readers, so here it is below!
Related recipe: Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
This easy martini recipe is super refreshing. It is slightly sweet (not too sweet!) and slightly sour. It has a nice balance and goes down easy.
This is technically a watermelon cucumber martini, since it is made with fresh watermelon and cucumber, which are muddled together to release their juices. The cucumber adds a little extra freshness and depth of flavor to this martini.
I use my muddler a lot – for mojitos, other drinks, for mashing chickpeas and for making guacamole. You can get one here, if that sounds fun to you!
You can also use a food processor or small blender to blend the watermelon and cucumber together with the sour mix and simple syrup to release all their juices. It’s totally up to you whether to strain the pulp from the blender or not. I prefer my martinis not chunky so I would strain it if I used a blender to muddle the watermelon.
Related recipe: Mulberry Mojitos
This is a vodka martini. Of course, if you prefer gin you can use gin instead to add a little more aroma and flavor to this drink, but I find it not even necessary.
Or turn it into a watermelon margarita by substituting the tequila for vodka, upping the sour mix to 1.5 oz, and serving it in a glass rimmed with margarita salt.
Either way, I hope you get to try this martini and it becomes your new favorite summer drink!
And if you’re cutting up a watermelon to make this martini, make sure you also try my watermelon salad. It has a light honey lime dressing with fresh mint leaves, which really enhances the sweetness and flavor of watermelon.
Looking for other easy drink recipes?
- Cherry limeade
- Cherry lemonade
- Coconut mojitos with agave syrup
- Honey ginger limeade
- Minty green iced tea
- Mulberry iced tea
- Papaya shake
If you liked this recipe or are planning on making it, please leave a comment to let me know! I love to hear from you. And don’t forget to save this recipe for later on Pinterest:
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 2 cucumber slices
- 2 ~2 inch cubes fresh watermelon
- 0.25 oz simple syrup
- 0.5 oz fresh sour mix
- Optional: Fresh or frozen water melon cubes or cucumber for garnish
- Combine the watermelon cubes, cucumber slices and simple syrup in a glass and muddle well to release all the juices.
- Add your favorite vodka and fresh sour mix. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with fresh or frozen watermelon cubes or a fresh cucumber slice.
- Really impress your friends by making your own refreshing cucumber vodka. Slice a cucumber and place in your favorite vodka and allow to infuse for 24- 48 hours.
- If you like your cocktails on the sweeter side add a bit more simple syrup.
- Like Margaritas? Substitute Tequila for Vodka and increase your sour mix to 1.5 ounce, shake and strain over ice into a glass with a salt rim.
The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.
Wednesday 16th of June 2021
What size are the watermelon cubes?
Thursday 17th of June 2021
Hi Vicki, about 2 inches on each side, it's flexible depending on how much watermelon flavor you like!
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Thursday 24th of August 2017
It is so wonderful that you guys got to enjoy an evening like before :):) Such short breaks are necessary in order to cope with the stress of raising a newborn, right? Hope you both had an awesome dinner!
Monday 7th of August 2017
Wow, it looks and sounds amazing! You deserved it!