A toast to my first triathlon: honeydew melon martini
|August 23, 2010||Posted by ameliaps under Drinks and cocktails, honeydew, melon, summer|
Yes!!! I did it! This Saturday I finished my first triathlon.
I have been training for the past 8 or so months. This summer I did my open water swims in the Mediterranean and my runs/bike rides in Ponza, while I was in Italy.
My family came to see me and had sweet posters to cheer me in the stands.
It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to do it again. On top of it all, I had three really good girlfriends racing with me: two first timers like me and one experienced triathlete who also was my informal coach as I was training.
Yesterday, to celebrate I made myself a honeydew melon cocktail. It seemed like the perfect drink for a summer sweet moment
Honeydew melon martini
Recipe inspired by a cocktail of mixologist Raafet Olian
2 ounces of vodka
1/2 ounce of Midori (a melon-flavored liqueur)
1/2 ounce of honeydew melon puree
1/2 tablespoon of honey
1 ounce of Champagne or sparkling wine
To make the honeydew puree, put peeled melon pieces in the blender and blender until smooth. Pass the blended mixture through a fine sieve and retain only the juice. In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with cracked ice, combine the vodka, Midori, honeydew puree and honey. Add one half teaspoon of juice from the lemon. Shake the drink vigorously, and strain it into a chilled Martini glass.Top this mixture with the Champagne, and garnish it with a slice of honeydew.