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Watermelon Martinis!

I LOVE watermelon ! It has to be one of my favorite summer fruits, nothing quenches a thirst and beats the summer heat quite like it! So what better drink to have while you’re enjoying a great day by the pool than Watermelon Martinis!

Ingredients (2 servings)

1 cup watermelon juice (fresh watermelon reduced to juice in a blender)

1/2 cup (4 oz) Vodka

2 tablespoons of melon liqueur (optional)

1/4 cup simple syrup (sugar + water boiled and reduced) or cranberry juice (the easier option!)

3 tablespoons salt (optional)

3 tablespoons sugar (optional

ice

Watermelon slices, for garnish (optional)

Preparation

Mix together the sugar and salt. With a piece of watermelon, wet the rim of the chilled Martini glasses. Dip the rims into the sugar and salt mixture.

Place the watermelon juice, vodka, melon liqueur and syrup into a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake well. Here’s a tip: you’ll know that the drink is well shaken when condensation begins to form outside of the shaker.

Pour the contents through the strainer and into the Martini glasses. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon. Et voilà!

Note: This is a Martini, if the drink is too strong for you just add more cranberry and watermelon juice!

*Obvioulsy you would want your watermelon garnish to be in a better shape than the one that I had…the poor thing!

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Raspberry lemonade!


I can’t believe that my last post was in April. Geez! Truth be told, I came out of my maternity leave and started working in April… Like many, I’m slowly finding out how difficult it can be to juggle work and family. How do people do it? I only have a 14 month old and I’m exhausted, I can’t imagine having two! Since I’ve become a mom, I know the true meaning of the word MULTI tasking. Nonetheless, I’ll try my best to keep giving you guys recipes that are easy and tasty!

This homemade lemonade is simply delicious, even my hubby knows the recipe!

Ingredients

-2 lemons

-7 cups of water

-1/4 cup of sugar

-1/2 cup of frozen raspberries

-4 tablespoons of raspberry syrup (you could also use grenadine syrup)

Mix it all together and there you have it! You can replace the raspberries with any frozen berries. Because they’re frozen, it keeps the lemonade cool, and trust me, it won’t last long!

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