Watermelon and Basil Martini
My summer garden inspired me to venture into my cocktail laboratory to concoct this chic, fashionable summer martini. Best enjoyed wearing flip-flops. (Warning: More than one may cause misplaced flip-flops.)
With a fork, mash two thin slices of cucumber with basil leaves, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
Add one teaspoon of watermelon vodka to the mixture to loosen it up.
Add the cucumber-basil mixture to the crushed ice in a cocktail shaker.
Add the remaining watermelon vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup on top.
Shake, then strain into two chilled martini glasses.
Garnish each drink with a slice of cucumber that has been peeled.
If possible, wear flip-flops.