Watermelon martinis

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 cups watermelon, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups vodka
  • 2 ounces melon liqueur, optional
  • 8 lemon twists, for garnish
1) Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan and cook until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool.



2) In a food processor, puree the watermelon flesh. Add a little of the sugar syrup to sweeten, to taste. Pour the pureed watermelon into 2 empty ice cube trays and freeze for at least 4 hours.



3) In a blender combine the frozen watermelon cubes, more simple syrup, to taste, lemon juice and vodka, melon liqueur and blend until smooth. Pour into 8 frozen martini glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.

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