This is a take on a dirty martini, with a summer twist. Instead of olive juice, I’m using salted watermelon juice. I’ve been having fun coming up with new cocktails and I couldn’t pass up using a quintessential summer fruit, watermelon. This is a perfect cocktail for summer, especially if you are like me and have a hard time using up all of a watermelon. Multi-tasking, multi-tasking 🙂 I know this cocktail sounds strange, but it really does work!
I used Black Cap Vodka for this cocktail. This is the vodka P and I brought back from Maine, umm over a year ago. We still had not opened it!! This is why I’m playing with so many new cocktail recipes, we need to start using some of this stuff up, instead of using it as decoration 🙂
The Dirty Watermelon
Salted Watermelon Juice
- 2 heaping cups cubed watermelon (remove as many seeds a possible)
- 1/2 teaspoon SEA salt
- 1/4 cup water (if needed)
Place the watermelon and water (if needed) in your blender. If you have a Vita-mix or similar you may not need the water, my blender needs a little liquid to get started. Once all the way blended, add in the salt and blend well. Strain through cheese cloth. I used the coffee filter/pour-over cone trick again. This should give you about 1 1/2 cup juice (once strained).
Dirty Watermelon Martini (1 cocktail)
- 2 oz vodka
- 3.5 oz salted watermelon juice
Pour the above into a shaker full of ice. SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE! Strain into martini glass, and garnish with watermelon wedge. Best enjoyed immediately and cold…like any good dirty martini 🙂
What are you drinking that says summer to you?