Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cucumber Watermelon Martini

The great debate with this cocktail was with mint, or without.
After exhaustive research (LOL), we decided we liked it best without.
Refreshing and yummy on a hot summer day.

Muddling the cucumber and the watermelon releases quite a bit of juice.

Makes 2

2/3 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
1 cup watermelon chunks
4 oz vodka

Add the cucumbers and watermelon to a martini shaker (no ice yet...) and MUDDLE it.  If you don't have a muddler*, use the handle of a thick wooden spoon.  The intent of muddling is to get the item to release it's juices (or oils in the case of herbs).  Add ice, and the vodka and shake, shake, shake it.  Strain into a chilled martini glass.  It may take a while to drain as there are "chunks" in there that get in the way.  Be patient, a yummy drink is coming!

Serve with pick of a cucumber slice and a melon ball, if desired. 

*A muddler looks a little bit like a mini potato masher, there are many on Amazon, if you want to get an idea of what you can order, or what you can improvise with at home.

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