Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Molly Martini

Molly indicated that her ideal cocktail would contain watermelon and cucumber, since those are a couple of her favorite flavors. So now that watermelon is again available at the grocer and I've finally gotten around to picking up watermelon schnapps, here it is — a martini named in her honor.

The watermelon and cucumber have such delicate flavors, adding much else quickly overpowers the drink. However the lovely vanilla hints of the bison grass vodka really do take a simple mix to a new level. The grapefruit cuts the sweetness and with grenadine provides the perfect pink color. The initial taste is all watermelon that settles as cucumber and finishes with a nice vanilla grassiness. I think it's definitely one of the top recipes here.
  • 2 oz Watermelon Schnapps
  • 2 oz Square One Cucumber Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Watermelon Wedge
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake the liquid ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass and garnish with the watermelon wedge. Otherwise a cucumber slice would work equally as well as garnish.