inkinsideout-anna castillo-food & drink-melontini-may-2013What better way to spend a little quality time with love ones during that warm weathered months than hanging out in the park or on the water side with an ice cold flavored martini.

This summer I plan to try a new drink a week.  One of my all time favorites to kick off our new blog… a Melontini. We hope you like it as much as we did!

  • 1 cup watermelon juice (press watermelon through a sieve or cheesecloth)
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) Vodka
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (sugar)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons salt (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • ice
  • Watermelon slices, for garnish (optional)

inkinsideout-anna castillo-food & drink-melontini-may-2013Preparation:

Makes 2 servings.Mix together the sugar and salt if using. Wet the rim of a chilled martini glass with a piece of watermelon. Dip the rim into the sugar and salt mixture. Repeat for other glass.Place the watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Top with ice. Shake well.Pour contents through strainer into martini glasses.Garnish with a wedge of watermelon if desired.
XOXO Besos,
Anna Castillo

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