Thursday, July 3, 2014
Icy Cold Watermelon Martini
So, remember a few weeks ago when I was in such a hurry for summer to arrive? Yeah...um...OK. We can check that off the list now because it's arrived and with a vengeance. No, I'm not wishing it away. Not at all. But I am wishing for something tall and icy cold to drink.
Summer, watermelon, vodka...those all go together, right? But instead of filling a watermelon with the vodka, I just threw it all in a blender, poured it into a tall glass and sat back, relaxing. Aahh. Cheers!
1 Cup cubed seedless watermelon chunks
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Lime juice
1 oz. Simple syrup
1/2 oz. Melon liqueur
Pinch of sea salt (trust me!)
Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Fill with ice and blitz until completely smooth again and all the ice crystals have broken up. Pour into a chilled glass and freeze for another few minutes so that it will thicken a bit. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon, if desired.