1 cup watermelon juice (press watermelon through a sieve or cheesecloth)
1/2 cup Vodka
1/4 cup simple sugar syrup
Juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons of salt and sugar (optional)
Watermelon slices to garnish (optional)
Preparation: (Makes 2 servings)
Mix the sugar and salt if you're using them. Pour some water and ice into a martini glass. Wait till the glass is frosted.
Wet the rim of a chilled glass with a piece of watermelon.
Spread the sugar and salt mixture on a plate.
Dip the rim of the glass into the sugar and salt mixture.
Repeat for other glass.
Place the watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.
Top with ice. Shake well.
Pour contents through strainer into martini glasses.
Garnish with a wedge of watermelon if desired.