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Celebrate National Watermelon Day

Today is National Watermelon Day and Arkansas watermelons are among some of the best + biggest in the nation. Do you really need an excuse to celebrate the sweltering summer sizzle with a refreshing watermelon cocktail? Thanks to Colonial Wines & Spirits, we’ve got the perfect retreat from the heat.

Watermelon Martini

  • One and a half parts vodka
  • One part simple syrup
  • Two parts watermelon puree
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup salt
  • Ice
  • Sliced lemons
  • Small slices of watermelon for garnish

Combine sugar and salt in a wide bowl. Rim martini glasses with lemon slices and dip into sugar-salt mixture. Mix watermelon puree, vodka and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into rimmed glasses, garnish with melon slices and serve. For an added touch, freeze melon balls and use as ice!

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