Friday, August 10, 2012

Watermelon Martini

This week we savored our first local watermelon of the season. It was incredibly juicy and sweet. We ate a good portion of it just standing over the kitchen counter cutting piece after piece. It's a wonder we didn't eat the entire thing within the first couple of days.

There are so many fun things to make with watermelon - watermelon and tomato salad, watermelon with herbed ricotta, popsicles, and yes, cocktails!

After this week's many early morning wake-ups and long work days I believe we've earned a little reward. We will finish our local watermelon in a nice adult beverage to usher in a relaxing weekend at home.

Watermelon Martini
Makes 1 cocktail

  • 3 parts pureed watermelon
  • 4 parts Onyx Moonshine (or vodka)
  • 2 parts Triple Sec
  • 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Watermelon wedge for garnish (optional)
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in watermelon puree, moonshine, triple sec and lime juice.
  2. Gently shake and strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a small watermelon wedge and serve.

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