Watermelon Martinis
Recipe created by Art Smith
One of the sweetest tastes of summer also makes a refreshing grown-up cocktail!
Servings: Makes 6 large martinis
Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon (with the rinds, seeds removed)
  • 1 cup lemon vodka
  • 1/2 cup cointreau or triple sec
  • 2 limes , squeezed
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or sugar substitute)
  • Garnish ; pieces of watermelon, lime, sugar cane
Directions
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!

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