Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sweet Summery Watermelon Martini


 As summer comes to a close, I could not miss celebrating a Thursday "Ladies Night" without a watermelon martini. The Watermelon Martini is a refreshing, summery sweet drink.  I love it and am so excited to share it with you.  Well happy Thursday and welcome to "Ladies Night". 

So, lets celebrate!  Drinks for everyone!!!


Sweet Summery Watermelon Martinis
Serves 4 (big martini glasses)

Super fine sugar to rim the glasses
1 baby watermelon
1 fresh lime
1 cup Grey Goose vodka
Ice cubes

Cut a slice of lime, about 1/8-1/4 inch thick.  Cut that slice into 4 wedges. 
Pour about 1/4 cup super fine sugar onto a saucer slightly larger than your martini glass rim.  Prepare your glasses by rubbing the rim of your glass with your lime wedge.  Set wedge aside with the rest of your lime.

Place rim of glass in sugar and spin slowly to coat the rim.  Cut watermelon slice about 1/4" thick from the center of the watermelon (cut slices for garnish).  Set aside.  Then cut the remaining watermelon into 1/4's and then in half and remove rind from watermelon.


Place a few pieces of the watermelon into a sieve, setting on top of a large bowl.  Smash watermelon with a wooden spoon or a fork until fruit is sufficiently juiced.  Pour juice into measuring cup, remaining watermelon into trash and repeat until you have 2 cups of watermelon juice.  I used about 3/4 of a Dulcinea baby watermelon.  Juice lime (including the wedges you cut for rimming the glasses) into sieve over bowl, pour juice lime into measuring cup.


Remove sieve and pour mixture back into bowl or into a martini pitcher.  Add 1 cup of vodka to juice mixture (I recommend using a top shelf brand like Grey Goose or Absolut, as vodka is the only alcohol it is important to have a smooth one).  Add ice cubes and stir.  Remove ice cubes promptly once chilled.


Pour Watermelon Martini into sugar rimmed glasses. Garnish with watermelon slices and serve.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

7 comments:

  1. Simple and great timing for me, I have a half of a watermelon the size of Mars in the fridge right now. It would probably make about 10 of these awesome drinks, thats ok right? Glad to hear your little ones ok, my 18 month old had a 103 temp last week and you know its not fun, changes their little souls completely until they get through it..
    Take care..

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  2. yummy!!! I'm making candy for my sister in laws shower on sunday. These would be perfect to sip on while we assemble the favors!!!! Im sure the girls would love them!

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  3. Funny....I actually have some watermelon pureed in my fridge....I guess I now know what to do with it!

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  4. Um, hi. So would it be lame if I pinned every cocktail you ever made? I'll practice some restraint.

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  5. I like how there is no blender required for squeezing the juice out of the watermelon. Very cool!

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