I drive by many farmer’s road side stands on my way to work. At this time of year the stalls are bursting with watermelon, so I challenged my husband to make me a yummy watermelon martini for Memorial Day. I had the day off — not typical for this retail creative. The result was wonderful! Not too sweet, and hubby substituted Dekuyper Watermelon Pucker liqueur for the watermelon schnapps. It was as good as it looks. Enjoy!
salt as needed (he used pink salt) white sugar as needed 1 cup watermelon juice 1/4 cup vodka 1/4 cup watermelon liqueur 2 tablespoons simple syrup 1 lime, juiced
Combine some salt and sugar in a small bowl, and pour onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rims of 2 glasses with a piece of watermelon, and dip the moistened glass rims into the salt and sugar mixture; set aside.
Pour the watermelon juice, vodka, watermelon liqueur, simple syrup, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain using a cocktail strainer into the prepared glasses.
To make watermelon juice, process chunks of seedless watermelon in your blender and then strain through cheesecloth.