I've caught up with an old friend from high school on
In fact, this weekend we had sort of a cocktail mind meld. He had posted a picture of a watermelon martini on Facebook (we both have folders called "I made it"). For Sunday dinner with the MIL, I made shrimp and cotija enchiladas with salsa verde and browned butter and lime with fresh corn.
For appetizers, I served seared queso fresco with cilantro mojo
and these wonderful miniature peppers sauteed in a little olive oil and sprinkled with salt.
Pondering cocktails and spying a large seedless watermelon on my counter, I remembered my friend's martini picture on FB. I went to his FB album and announced that I needed that watermelon martini recipe. He replied back "Just posted it on the blog." Alright then.
I got right to work. The watermelon chunks took a quick trip through the food processor and then a wire strainer. The juice, along with fresh squeezed lime juice and simple syrup, could chill the afternoon in the fridge until cocktail time.
Delicious! And a perfect alternative with a Mexican menu to the traditional margarita. For the exact recipe and a picture that does not look like it was taken by someone who had too many of these, visit my friend here. And tell him hi.