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.