• 19 Ratings

This not-just-for-brunch cocktail gets a light sweetness from watermelon juice. Freshly ground celery seeds add complexity, while dashes of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces give it a kick.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2009


Recipe Summary



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  • Working in batches, puree watermelon (with seeds) and sugar in blender. Strain into a bowl through a fine sieve, pressing with a rubber spatula; discard solids. (You will have 5 1/2 cups juice.)

  • For children's drinks: Divide 2 1/2 cups juice among 4 ice-filled glasses.

  • For adults' drinks: Stir remaining 3 cups watermelon juice with tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and celery seeds in a bowl set in a larger bowl of ice. Season with pepper. Stir in vodka and divide among 4 ice-filled glasses.

  • Garnish adult drinks with a piece of watermelon and a celery stalk.

Cook's Notes

To carve the watermelon, cut off the ends and stand it upright. Using a sharp knife, cut the rind from the flesh, making sure to remove all of the white. For a time-saving trick, puree the watermelon chunks -- seeds and all. Then strain the juice through a fine sieve.



19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2