It’s Hot. Have a Martini

It’s the hottest week of the year — we hope.

And apparently the handsome man who will feed us grapes and fan us isn’t going to show up.

Here’s another way to cool off: A recipe, for a Fresh Watermelon Martini.

The Fresh Watermelon Martini

1 ½ ounces of your favorite vodka

2 cucumber slices

2 cubes of fresh watermelon

¼ ounce simple syrup

½ ounce fresh sour mix

Combine the watermelon cubes, cucumber slices and simple syrup in a glass and muddle well. Add your favorite vodka, and fresh sour mix.

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass!

Garnish with frozen watermelon cubes or a fresh cucumber slice.

Secrets to shake it up:

Make your own cucumber vodka: Slice a cucumber, place in your favorite vodka and allow to infuse for 24 to 48 hours.

Like margaritas? Substitute tequila for vodka and increase sour mix to 1 ½ ounces. Shake and strain over ice into a glass with a salt rim.

Recipe courtesy Bonefish Grill.


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