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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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