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Watermelon Summer

Today marks the final day of NZ Watermelon Month and to celebrate, here’s a cocktail I whipped up over the weekend.

Inspired in part by blogger meet ups where there are several distinct categories of bloggers present, two of which are food bloggers and beauty bloggers. Food bloggers got together and thought up how to bridge that gap and the Cocktail vs Nail Polish post was born.

Bri posted her Polynesian Heat over on Instagram last week and here I am following suit with Watermelon Summer paired with Double Breasted Jacket by Essie.

This drink is refreshing and isn’t too sweet as there is no added sugar. To make watermelon juice, I sliced some fresh watermelon, poked out and discarded the seeds and blitzed with a stick blended. Chill until required.


Watermelon Summer

Makes 2 drinks


  • 30ml Feijoa vodka
  • 500ml watermelon juice with pulp, chilled
  • A splash of pinot noir
  • Ice
  • Watermelon for garnish


Fill two tall glasses with ice, add half the vodka to each, fill glasses to the top with watermelon juice. Stir to mix and top with a splash of pinot noir for colour and depth. Add a slice of watermelon garnish and enjoy cocktail whilst painting your nails.

I’ll leave you with one of my favourite photos of Tofu the bunny…enjoying some watermelon.



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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. This photo of Tofu is too cute. I can just imagine the humans with the watermelon cocktail, and Tofu next to you with his piece of watermelon 🙂

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