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Watermelon Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 1 lime, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • bowl of ice cubes
  • salt and sugar
  • watermelon garnish

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. You'll want to start with the simple syrup. Add the water and sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stirring, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside and let cool.

  2. Take about 2 cups of fresh watermelon and run it through the food processor, you should end up with about 1 cup of watermelon juice. 

  3. Mix together the sugar and salt for the martini glass rim. 

  4. Rub some fresh watermelon around the rim, then dip the rim into the sugar/salt mixture.

  5. Pour the watermelon juice, simple syrup, lime juice and vodka into a cocktail shaker. Add your ice and shake well. 

  6. Pour the watermelon vodka mixture into the martini glass and enjoy your watermelon martini!