Are you ready for some summer in a glass? Are ready for a cocktail? I am! Summer break cannot come soon enough! To all my teaching friends already on summer break, I hate you. To all my non-teaching friends, you can send your hate to me on June 28! There is nothing like dragging out the school year until the last week of June.
Since I have a shaker now, I obviously need to make martinis all the time! This martini is sweet, delicious, and much thicker than I would have thought. The watermelon makes the drink super refreshing. I had to make 4 batches before the proportions were right. Things started off a little strong, but eventually I found the perfect ratio. Luckily Ruth was there to help me drink rough drafts. There is no waste in our apartment!
Watermelon Martini Adapted from Skinny Tastes Yield - Directions for 1 drink, but enough watermelon and lime juice for 4-5 drinks
1/2 of a 5 lb watermelon 3 limes
4 ounces watermelon puree 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1 ounce citrus vodka (Absolut Citron) 1 ounce melon liqueur (Midori) 4-5 ice cubes
Small pieces of watermelon for garnish
- Cut the watermelon into small pieces and puree. I used an immersion blender, it worked very easily and very quickly.
- Juice the limes.
- Add all the ingredients into a shaker. Shake for about 30 seconds and strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with a small slice of watermelon