Fun in the sun

This 4th of July was a “quiet” one in our household. Quiet until the sun set, but at least we were expecting that…even if it did come as a surprise to our poor dog.


I had a day to play and experiment in the craft room and the bar. I am looking at making a menu for our home bar. Nothing too fancy. We have found that complicated mixed drinks are great at the beginning of the evening, but by the end of the evening not so nice…ha

I wanted something that said summer and fresh. Not too sweet but not sour. I came up with a Watermelon Martini. It turned out great..maybe too great…(the booming in my head really was from the fireworks outside) right???

Super simple and except for the watermelon, you most likely have these things in your home bar already.

Just remember…drink responsibly, and if your guest has one too many…pull out that air mattress and enjoy the overnight guest…

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Watermelon Martini

Watermelon chunks

Lemon slices with peel (1/4 lemon)

Lime juice (I used 1/8 lime)

1/2 oz simple syrup

2 oz Lemon vodka (I used Absolut Citron)

1 or 2 Mint leaves depending on taste


Chilled Martini glass

Place watermelon chunks (to taste) with lemon juice and rind of 1/4 lemon into martini shaker. Add lime juice, mint leaf and simple syrup. Muddle.

Add Vodka and ice. Shake Shake Shake baby…..

Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with watermelon slice…then sit back and enjoy summer


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