Orange - Watermelon Martini
My friend Amy came to visit and brought her juicer with her. She made some really delicious vegetable juice for us. When she left the juicer stayed - so just by circumstance I happen to have a juicer at the beach.
When we sat down for our 4th of July meal I set out a platter of watermelon pieces. It tasted fine, but unfortunately, the melon texture was off - a bit mushy and my family likes their watermelon crispy. My first thought; 'can you juice a watermelon?' I asked Amy, she didn't know. I plugged in the juicer, popped in the watermelon pieces, and out came a tasty juice.
Then, came the ahha moment - I did an Internet search and found a recipe for Watermelon Martini's. It sounded ok, but I decided to experiment. I don't like sweet drinks, so chose to leave out the sugar. Only vodka on hand - Grey Goose Orange Flavored. So, the Orange-Watermelon Martini was born and its sibling the Orange-Watermelon Spritzer. Unfortunately, we don't have martini glasses at the beach, so I enjoyed mine in a wine glass.
Orange-Watermelon Martini - Yields 2 martinis
1 cup Watermelon Juice - one small watermelon yields 3 cups of juice
½ cup Orange Flavored Grey Goose Vodka
Juice from ½ of a lime
Sugar and/or salt (optional)
Fill a shaker glass with ice. Add watermelon juice, vodka and lime juice. Shake. Optional Step: Rub edge of martini glass with piece of lime, dip rim in salt or sugar or mixture of both. Fill glasses with mixture. Enjoy!
Prepare as above. Fill two 16 ounce glass with ice, divide mixture between the two glasses. Fill with Lime flavored seltzer water. Garnish with a slice of lime.
I just discovered some tequila in the cupboard - anyone up for a Watermelon Margarita?