Summertime Martini’s June 2018 – Rimann Liquors

Summertime Martini’s June 2018

June 6, 2018

When it comes to cocktails, the Martini is king.  With summer here we offer fun fruit forward variations perfect for the hot sunny days ahead.


Cucumber Watermelon Martini

You’ll need a blender for this one, but it’s totally worth it for a frozen, watermelon-based cocktail on a hot summer day.   And the cooling properties of cucumber will keep you refreshed all day long.


  • 2 cups chopped watermelon (need 1 cup juice total)
  • 3oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 – 2oz cucumber simple syrup (depending on sweet you want the martini)
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • ice


For the Cucumber Simple syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled & sliced


Prepare the Cucumber Simple Syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil for 10 seconds then remove from the heat and add cucumber slices. Allow syrup to come to room temperature, then strain into a jar and place into the refrigerator to chill. Syrup will be good for up to a month.

Place watermelon into a blender and blend until smooth. Measure out 1 cup juice then pour into a martini shaker with vodka, cucumber simple syrup, and lime juice, then fill the shaker 3/4 of the way full of ice and shake. Strain into two martini glasses and serve.


Mexican Martini

A Martini, a Margarita and a pimento-stuffed olive come together to create this delicious cocktail. Warning — this one packs a serious punch. We’re not sure what’s hotter, the afternoon sun or this spicy sipper.

  • 2 oz tequila (decent -quality recommended)
  • 2 oz lemon-lime soda
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • Splash of olive juice
  • Coarse salt (such as kosher salt, for rimming the glass)
  • Pimiento-stuffed green olives (manzanillas), for garnish


Measure tequila, soda, orange liqueur, lime juice, orange juice, and olive juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into salt-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a skewer of olives.

Spread a thin layer of coarse salt onto a plate. Use a slice of lime to wet the edge of the martini glass, then dip in the salt, turning until well-coated.

To add some spice, garnish with gourmet green olives that have been stuffed with jalapenos.


Refreshing Mango Martini

Less traditional than the gin + vermouth martini, this flavor-tini has one of the most tropical fruits infused in it to give it a more island feel. The Triple Sec helps too. Forgive its sweetness.


  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 tbsp Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 2 tbsp mango juice
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • Mango slices (optional)


Place crushed ice in a martini shaker.  Add vodka, liqueur, and juices; shake to combine.  Strain rum mixture into a martini glass; garnish with mango slices, if desired.  Serve immediately.


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