Watermelon-Ginger Martini

Watermelon-Ginger Martini

The focus here is the interplay between various delicate flavor profiles.  Alone, the watermelon, extra dry vermouth, and ginger syrup all land lightly on the palate.  Using a floral gin like Hendrick's Flora Adora ties everything together without being heavy-handed.  A garden cocktail par excellence




  1. In a shaker with ice, combine the watermelon juice, vermouth, gin, lime juice, and ginger syrup.  Shake until very cold.  

  2. Strain into a coup glass or an oversized wine glass (for extra effect) and garnish with the speared watermelon.  

For the watermelon juice:

Remove the rind from ¼ a small watermelon.  Reserve the remaining melon for munching on later.  Cube the portioned melon and transfer the cubes into a food processor.  No need to worry about seeds.  Whizz up in the processor until smooth, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve.  Discard the pulp, and store the strained juice in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

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