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June 8, 2010

Melon Martini





Are you having a summer cocktail party anytime soon?  If so, I have the perfect summer martini for you to serve.....the Melon Martini.  It's refreshing and sweet.

A bit of Midori history:
Midori was developed by Suntory, and was launched in the United States in 1978 with a huge welcoming party at Studio 54,  attended by the stars of Saturday Night Fever, including John Travolta. 

Ingredients:
2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec

-Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.

-Pour the vodka, Midori and triple sec into the shaker.

-Shake and strain the drink into a Martini glass.  (I fill my glass 3/4 full and top it off with club soda.....I know, I know, it's watered down that way but I'm a light weight)

-Garnish the glass with a wedge of honeydew melon, a pineapple wedge or I like to use a maraschino cherry because I like the look in a martini glass.

Enjoy!

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