As the country bids adieu to summer this Labor Day, we join the celebration with a refreshing watermelon martini. We prepared our thirst-quenching drink with fresh watermelon juice, Dripping Springs vodka (a local distillery) and sugar. To add some flair, we lined the rim of our martini glasses with a tangy chile powder–Tajín. Fresh watermelon (or nearly any fruit) sprinkled with chile powder can be found at fruit stands all over town–and it’s absolutely delicious! With our weather expected to be near triple digits later this week, we aren’t saying farewell to summer quite yet….In the meantime, we’ll enjoy another cocktail until it’s toddy time! Happy Labor Day!
Watermelon Martini with Chile Powder
Roughly chop 2 cups of fresh watermelon. In the blender, add watermelon, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and one cup of water. Liquefy watermelon mixture. Strain watermelon juice until you no longer have pulp. Prepare martini glass by lining the rim with lime juice, then dip the rim in Tajín. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add 3 parts juice to 1 part vodka. Shake thoroughly and pour into martini glass. Salud!
Ingrid & Lucy