Watermelon Martini

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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.  


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About Vodka

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.


The Recipe
Yields 2-3 cups 

Suggested Tools:  Blender, Chilled cocktail shaker or jar with lid

Ingredients:

  • 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:

  1. Put the watermelon pieces in a blender and select liquify (about 3-4 minutes) .

  2. Pour the watermelon juice through a strainer into a chilled cocktail shaker or chilled glass jar with a lid.

  3. After giving the mixture a good few shakes (not stirred:), pour the watermelon martini into chilled martini glasses

  4. Garnish and serve.

Notes:

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.  

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Estimated nutritional value based on 2 cups of watermelon, 2 jigger 1.5 fl oz and 1 g Lemon Juice, Raw Fresh Squeezed


Enjoy!

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