Maggie Battista from Eat Boutique is back with another delicious signature cocktail, perfect for late summer or early fall: Fig & Melon Martini. Doesn’t it look yummy?! And how perfect is that color for a September wedding? Photos by Heidi Murphy from White Loft Studio.

(Find similar stemless martini glasses from Cost Plus World Market.)

Says Maggie: “Harvesting heaps of melons, gourds and tomatoes in late summer is the sweetest victory, especially after months of weeding, watering and keeping the pests at bay. My perennial reward is a garden-inspired cocktail. Fresh figs and melons dress up my antipasti plates, so I knew they would certainly make a nice cocktail. The fig and vanilla vodka can infuse for just a week, but the longer it sits, the more caramel-like the color and the deeper the flavor. I garnish this martini with extra slices of ripe melon and bursting-ripe figs.”


Fig & Melon Martini
Makes 1 serving

• 1.5 ounces Fig and Vanilla Vodka
• 1.5 ounces cantaloupe purée
• 0.5 ounce Cointreau
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon maple syrup

1. Puree 1/8 of a ripe cantaloupe with 2 tablespoons of water in a blender or a food processor.
2. In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add all the ingredients, including the cantaloupe puree. Shake until everything is combined and icy cold.
3. Strain the mixture into a slightly chilled martini glass and garnish with a thin slice of melon threaded onto a wooden skewer around a half slice of ripe fig.


Scroll down or click here for the darling illustrated recipe “card” from Rebekka Seale!

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  • Fig & Melon Martini Signature Cocktail

    26 September 2012
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    1. Meredith @ Map & Menu

      Oh, this looks amazing – we’ll have to give it a try soon! Also, I get so excited to see Heidi’s photos featured on Snippet & Ink – I couldn’t think of a more perfect aesthetic match!

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    2. DESLA Couture

      Looks smashing!

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    3. heidi

      loving me some delish signature drinks, thank you again! and the site looks *amazing* btw!! xo, h.

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    4. Diana

      This looks so good! Can’t wait to make it with fresh figs from my grandfather’s farm next week!

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    5. Michele Westrick (lovely notes)

      Beautiful photos! I will take figs any way that I can and this cocktail looks delish!

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    6. The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills

      Looks like a delicious cocktail! Our clients are so excited to learn about our seasonal signature cocktails, such as our fall Pumpkin Pie and Candy Apple-tini. You should check them out on our Facebook page and give them a try.

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    7. Mandy H.

      This looks super delicious! I loooove figs. I can’t wait to try this at home. ;)

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    8. Maggie at Eat Boutique

      Love being a part of this gorgeous site – thanks everyone! xox.

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