It's been a long hot week and after dropping off catering for a great little summer party I decided to take the evening off and enjoy the summer breeze on the porch. One of the great joys of being a caterer is the leftovers. Some things just come in such large quantities I don't use all of them for a particular event - like the really big, delicious Hermiston watermelon I used some of for a fruit bouquet for the party. In this case, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of the melon... Watermelon Martinis.
For me this is the quintessential summer cocktail. It's beautiful, it's fresh and cooling, and it's delicious. Whether it's for a wedding reception of 100 people or just my husband and myself on the porch by the fish pond this is my hands down favorite summer drink. They'll make you grateful that a watermelon is so big compared to other fruits you're using in your bouquets.