Watermelon Vodkatini – hot in the city

Sitting at a trendy bar, with your girlfriends, the only way to end a mad work day or welcome in the weekend- as popularised by Carrie Bradshaw and the girls of Sex in the City. A cosmopolitan? Which hip bar or restaurant the world over, does not serve these ruby beauts? Check out the cocktail list the next time you’re out at a hot and happening watering hole. They are bound to be on it.

It appears, summer has decided to bare some skin and peek over the mountain in Cape Town – after an infuriating game of now you see me, now you don’t.

What better way to celebrate summer (and the upcoming weekend- rumoured to be smokin’ hot) than with ice cold in-season watermelon and chilled vodka cocktail – a watermelon vodkatini. Add a handful of raspberries and you’re rosy. There’s no sieving, shaking, and barely any stirring here, unless you insist.

Take these Watermelon Vodkatini’s poolside and activate laid back Cape Town spirit..aaaah, that’s more like it.

*note this is not a variation on a traditional martini, just a play on the words*


serves: depends on you

3 parts cold watermelon, blended

1 part vodka, chilled

handful raspberries, pureed (optional)

ice, crushed



Add crushed ice to a martini glass (any short glass will do)

Add watermelon and raspberry puree – give it a quick stir.

Pour vodka over and give another stir.


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