A Perfect Spring Evening

Foodie Friday

Apr 13, 2012 by

Last year when Diva Toby was home for a Massachusetts visit, we spent a lovely evening with her cousin Kaye Ellen enjoying conversation, good food and a new cocktail.

It was a beautiful evening that was made extra special since one of our favorite restaurants overlooks the water. The waitress at Not Your Average Joe’s in Norwell, MA was nice enough to share the recipe for Watermelon Cocktails.  Since we are having an extremely early spring,  it seemed like  it might be time to get out the pitcher and make up a batch!!

Watermelon Martini


8 pumps of watermelon Monin
4 oz cranberry juice
6 oz  Triple 8 Cranberry Vodka
6 oz Triple Sec
12 oz Stirrings watermelon juice
Champagne (or any sparkling wine)


In a large pitcher combine all ingredients adding as much Champagne as you like. In all honesty you really just need it for the fizz. Note: The last time I made this at home I  poured the champagne directly to the glass as I was serving.

The restaurant served the pitcher filled with ice. I used frozen Vodka. Just to be “Martha” I froze some chunks of watermelon and used them instead of ice. It prevented the drink from getting too watery and looked darn cute! You can find Monin (a simple syrup) at most liquor stores. If not, you can order it online.

Now just add good friends and a gorgeous sunset … Cheers!

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I am by education an RN, have worked the majority of my career in ICUs. A few years ago I traded in my scrubs for lady clothes and a briefcase and now I am a liaison for group of excellent Rehabilitaion Hospitals here in Massachusetts. I get to travel around talking with people all day, do some direct marketing and education, and use skills honed over thirty years. In my real life I am a sister, an aunt a daughter and a friend. I have wonderful nieces and nephews who I can play with, travel with, be proud of and spoil! I’ve saved pictures of all our adventures so that someday I can blackmail them into taking me to Early Bird specials.
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