Watermelon Martinis

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 4 hr
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  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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