Well, here we are…summer is just almost over. We’ve got one last weekend to pack in the fun. So let’s do just that. Here are some fun and festive martini recipes to celebrate this holiday weekend:

End of Summer Martini’s

Watermelon Martini

Throw a few cups of watermelon in the blender, the juice of one lime, and enough vodka to make you smile.  Blend it all up and throw either a wedge of watermelon on the side of a glass or cut out some cute mini watermelon stars and put them on a toothpick.  It takes about 47 seconds to make a batch.

They’re even better frozen to slush stage.

To make a non-alcoholic version for the kiddos, add a little water or juice in place of the vodka.

Reference: http://www.sowonderfulsomarvelous.com/2010/07/watermelon-martini.html

Summer Smores Martini



  • 1 Chocolate syrup
  • 1 whole graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 large marshmallow
  • 1 small drink straw


  • 1 oz chocolate vodka
  • 1oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • Ice


  1.  Dip the rim of a martini glass into chocolate syrup, then into the crushed graham crackers. Chill glass in the freezer until ready to use.
  2. Spear the marshmallow with the cocktail straw then coat in chocolate syrup and graham cracker crumbs set aside.
  3. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until mixed well.
  4. Pour mix from the shaker into the glass and sprinkle with a pinch of graham cracker crumbs. Garnish with the marshmallow straw and serve.

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Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.