Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Watermelon Martini

Nothing is quite as quintessential for summer as watermelon. So what do you do when you are bored with eating slices in the backyard and having seeds and juice run down your face? Class it up with a martini, lady! I have been making these recently since watermelon is abundant on the island (not to mention sometimes free at Earth Fare). I also made them for lil' Sista's birthday a few weeks ago. It's also an easy recipe to turn into shooters for the group.

Watermelon Martini:
  • 2 ounces of Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of melon liqueur
  • Watermelon flesh squeezed or pureed to taste
  • Dash of simple syrup or sugar to taste
  • Splash of cranberry for a little color

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with sugared fresh watermelon slices. If you wanna get particularly clever use the jellied or gummy watermelon candies for garnish or break out the melon baller. Man, I do love those candy fruit slices though...