I crave watermelon in the summer. When it's hot outside, I want that sweet, juicy refreshment to cool me off. And the practice of carving out a watermelon bowl and pouring in vodka is certainly nothing new at picnics and BBQ's. So why not just blend it all in a chilled martini glass?!
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Watermelon puree (see below)
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
1/2 oz. Midori
Small handful of fresh mint
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and muddle the mint with a muddler or the back of wooden spoon. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprig of lime.