Welcome home. It's the end of the day, possibly even a long commute, you just walked into your apartment and you're ready to 'get real.' That is, relax. So why not start with a watermelon martini.
When purchasing vodka and deciding on which volume, the sales associate described it this way: 40% is for talking; 80% is for dancing; and 100% is for well . . . you may not remember what you did last night!
Store vodka in the freezer so that it's always ready for chilled cocktail.
Yields 2-3 cups
Suggested Tools: Blender, Chilled cocktail shaker or jar with lid
- Vodka 1 to 1-1/2 ounces per one cup
- quarter slice watermelon cut into small pieces
- dash of fresh lemon juice
- Suggested garnish Lemon peel, watermelon squares and feta cheese
Putting it together:
- Put the watermelon pieces in a blender and select liquify (about 3-4 minutes) .
- Pour the watermelon juice through a strainer into a chilled cocktail shaker or chilled glass jar with a lid.
- After giving the mixture a good few shakes (not stirred:), pour the watermelon martini into chilled martini glasses
- Garnish and serve.
If you don't have a blender, you can muddle the watermelon pieces in pitcher. I have used this using the flat bottom of a wooden rolling pin. This method does take longer and yields less juice. The hardest part is muddling but it's a good way to work off any stress you may be feeling!
This is a simple recipe from Complete Home Bartender's Guide by Salvatore Calabrese, page 127. As you can see this is a very simple recipe for watermelon martini.
Estimated nutritional value based on 2 cups of watermelon, 2 jigger 1.5 fl oz and 1 g Lemon Juice, Raw Fresh Squeezed