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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Watermelon Martini

With our Northwest weather attempting to hang onto every last minute of Summer there is left we're following suit and treating September as the July we never had.

Watermelon martinis sounded like the perfect late Saturday afternoon treat.
Super simple to make.

3 simple ingredients: Vodka, Watermelon and Lime.

We first chopped the watermelon into manageable chunks. And muddled through a fine sieve strainer. (You could also blend them or put in the food processor and then strain..but today I was too lazy to pull out the blender or food processor.)

We muddled about 2 cups of watermelon juice. This was a very sweet watermelon so it was perfect.

We poured the watermelon juice into the cocktail shaker, along with 2 squeezed limes and 2 shots of vodka. Added ice and gave it a good shake.

They were great. Fresh, sweet and ultimately refreshing to end a beautiful day on the patio.
Our martini glasses are rather Grande' sized so it made approximately 3 martinis. But with smaller glasses it would of easily made 4.

Watermelon Martini Recipe:
Fresh Seedless Watermelon: cut into chunks, enough to make 2 cups juice (amount of watermelon depends on the watermelon..we used approximately 1/2 of a personal sized watermelon.)
2 Limes
2 Shots of vodka

Juice watermelon through fine sieve strainer or in blender. Pour juice of watermelon and 2 limes into cocktail shaker with vodka. Fill shaker with ice and shake until cold & frothy. Serve with a fresh slice of watermelon.

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