Thursday, August 29, 2013

pour me a drink please

in honor of thirsty thursday i'm linking up with kristin!  go say hey, it's her birthday :)

so anyway since this week has been pretty crazy, i decided this link up would be perfect considering a cold martini would be absolutely wonderful right about now.

y'all there's nothing i love more than watermelon, so why not make it into a drink?
check out this watermelon martini recipe.

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


Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan and cook until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool.

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.

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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  1. This looks fantastic! Oh my gosh, jumpin through the screen. I could eat watermelon all day. Errry day.

  2. This looks so good!!! I need to fix one before Labor Day -- trying to soak up as much summer as I can! :)

  3. Oh My Gawd!! This looks AMAZEBALLS!!! Thanks so much for linking up!! Hope to see you back!!

  4. Oh my goodness that looks SO good! Gah... WANT.

  5. That looks so delicious! Makes me want to play hooky from work and sip on these all day!!



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