One of our favorite summer cocktail recipes... The Watermelon Martini
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup kosher salt
6 oz fresh watermelon juice (I used a seedless watermelon so mixed it in my food processor and then strained it through a metal strainer).
2 & ½ oz good vodka
2 & ½ oz Limoncello or orange liqueur
1 oz fresh lime juice
Watermelon wedges for garnish
Chill 2-3 glasses in your fridge or freezer 10 minutes before making the cocktail.
Combine the sugar and salt and spread it on a flat bread plate. Dampen the rim of your glass with water or lime juice and dip it in the sugar/salt mixture. (Save the leftover mixture for another occasion).
Combine the watermelon juice, vodka, liqueur and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 6-8 times.
Strain and pour the mixture into the prepared glasses and garnish with a watermelon wedge.