Watermelon Martinis

TOTAL TIME: 4 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 4 hr
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

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
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    Directions

    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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