Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Cocktails: Watermelon Martini

Watermelon Martini

Watermelon cocktails could be the quintessential summer drink. Once you've made your own watermelon juice (see below), try mixing it with a variety of spirits until you find your favorite combination for a watermelon cocktail. I'd argue that the juice goes well with anything, just remember that it's not as sweet in liquid form.

Watermelon Martini
2 ounces vanilla vodka
Making Watermelon Juice
2 ounces fresh watermelon juice
3/4 ounce mint simple syrup
Splash of soda water
Mint sprig for garnish

To make fresh watermelon juice, chop up bite size pieces without the rind and put them into a food processor or blender. Blend well, then filter into a glass through a colander or even better, a confection sifter. Or buy a juicer :).

If you love watermelon cocktails, try this Watermelon Margarita.

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