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Watermelon Martini

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

4 cups cubed seedless watermelon

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Ice

1 bottle sparkling water

4 ounces citrus vodka, optional

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan combine the sugar with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. In a blender add the watermelon, 2 tablespoons of the sugar syrup and the lemon juice and puree until smooth. Strain through fine mesh sieve into a bowl and discard the pulp.
  3. Fill a pitcher with ice, add the watermelon mixture and stir until chilled. Pour into chilled martini glasses and top with seltzer. Add vodka, if desired.