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  • Writer's pictureSophisticated Weddings


With the three day weekend ahead of us, we are so ready to celebrate the holiday with some sweet and stylish refreshments. We’re quite looking forward to the summer, so to get a juicy start on the weekend, we thought we’d share one of our favorite cocktail recipes for some signature inspiration! Our Sophisticated Seedless Watermelon Martini is tasty, light, and sleek as ever. Whether you’re entertaining for an intimate crowd over the weekend, or planning a warm weather wedding, this cocktail is the perfect crowd pleaser, and it always open to interpretation to make your own.


  • 1 cup seedless watermelon chunks (per 2 servings), blended and strained

  • 2 ounces fine vodka (we recommend Grey Goose or Belvedere)

  • 2 ounces Cointreau

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 cup ice

  • extra watermelon for garnish

Begin by placing 2 martini glasses in the freezer so that they will be frosty when you’re ready for them. Once you have blended and strained the juice from your fresh seedless watermelon (getting about 8 ounces of juice), place it in shaker over ice and add vodka, cointreau, lime juice, and sugar. Shake vigorously for twenty seconds. Strain and pour mixture into frosted martini glass, and place watermelon garnish on the rim.

We feel that every signature cocktail should have a unique, custom spin on it that speaks to the couple who serves it. The garnish is the perfect detail to get creative with, and watermelon is a wonderful fruit that is easy to make beautiful and tasty shapes. Whether you serve with a spear of watermelon balls or cookie cutter stars, you should feel free to make this cocktail all your own!

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