Mom’s Day Vodka Watermelon Slush

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Mom finally gets a day off filled with nothing but flowers, candy, and a meal she didn’t prepare whether at home or a restaurant-so why not treat her to a zesty spring/summer vodka watermelon slush martini while she’s relaxing by the pool or on the patio? Just sayin…!

Vodka Watermelon Slush


4 cups watermelon flesh, seeds removed

2 fluid ounces simple syrup

2 tablespoons lemon juice


1 cup vodka

2 fluid ounces melon liqueur

4 twists lemon zest, garnish


In a food processor, puree the watermelon flesh. Pour the pureed watermelon into empty ice cube trays and freeze for at least 4 hours. Also, freeze 4 martini glasses.

In a blender combine the frozen watermelon cubes, simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka, and melon liqueur; blend until smooth. Pour into 4 frozen martini glasses and garnish each with a lemon twist