Watermelon martini

Perfect for the warmer days ahead, this fresh recipe comes courtesy of the mixologists at award-winning Pushkar

This gorgeous concoction from Pushkar Cocktail Bar & Dining features fresh watermelon and lime, mixed with vodka – try a vodka such as absolut from Sweden or Grey Goose made in France. As always, drink responsibly.


  • 50ml vodka
  • 12.5ml lemon juice
  • 12.5ml sugar syrup
  • 4 chunks of watermelon (roughly one-inch cubes)
  • Watermelon slice for garnish


Chill your glass in the freezer or fill it with ice. Take a Boston glass or small tin and add the watermelon chunks. Using a muddler, muddle the watermelon until it is mostly liquidised. Add the vodka, sugar syrup and lemon juice with lots of ice and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds or until your tin is very cold. Double strain into your chilled Martini glass or coupette. Garnish with a thin wedge of watermelon, cut so it sits on the edge of the glass.

Pushkar Cocktail Bar & Dining, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ. Tel: 0121 643 7978 pushkardining.com