Watermelon Martinis

Created by Art Smith

From the show Summer Party Ideas

Makes 6 large martinis

 

  One of the sweetest tastes of summer also makes a refreshing grown-up cocktail!  

  INGREDIENTS  

  4 cups of watermelon (with the rinds, seeds removed)

1 cup lemon vodka

1/2 cup cointreau or triple sec

2 limes, squeezed

1 cup of ice cubes

1 tablespoon sugar (or sugar substitute)

Garnish; pieces of watermelon, lime, sugar cane

  

  In a blender, combine the watermelon chunks and puree. Remove pureed fruit and pour into a pitcher and keep very cold, even a little frozen to make it icy.

 

For two generous martinis, add one cup of watermelon puree, 1/4 cup of lemon vodka, and one tablespoon of cointreau or triple sec to the blender with three ice cubes and blend. Pour into a nice festive glass, garnish with watermelon chunks, limes and a stick of sugar cane.

 

For those that do not want alcohol, just omit it, and add ice cubes, a splash of cranberry juice, and a splash of lime juice. Don't forget the festive party garnish!