Watermelon Mint Martini with Lime

There are days when nothing seems to work out right.

It all started with biscuits that turned into scones, but not before they looked like cow pies.

Tasty ones, I’ll give ’em that, but they did not look right.  And they photographed even worse.

Being a blogger of all things food can have it’s challenges.

There are days when:

  1. you can’t for the life of you decide what recipe to make, despite the fact you’ve stockpiled hundreds of them,
  2. you don’t have the faintest clue what on earth to write about,
  3. you’re racing against time, ’cause your natural light is fading,
  4. and you can’t seem to get a single photo or composition to look right, no matter how hard you shoot, edit, or crop.

You love your subject matter, but it doesn’t always love you.

Cute Love Cookies — Photo from CutestFood.com

You’re fine with that, most of the time, but sometimes — after countless, unsuccessful recipe testings, your miniscule kitchen looking like a grenade went off in it, dozens of shots taken but without a single, halfway-decent one you can actually use — it can all get pretty, well, disheartening.

Realization: A biscuit can defeat you.

But in the big scheme of things, it is just a blog; they are just pictures, and is it really Armageddon if not a single thing comes out right?  Of course not.

But, psst.  Truth?  It sometimes sure feels like it.

This week has been one of those weeks for me.  I set out to bring you guys glorious ham and cheddar biscuits with chives and barely squeezed out a martini.

But life is like that sometimes.  Things don’t always work out right.  And that’s okay, ’cause you can always get back up and try again tomorrow.  As Scarlett said, tomorrow is another day.

And the sister was right.  In the meantime, grab someone you love and treat yourselves to this martini.

It’s heaven in a glass, and just the thing to remind you that it’ll all be okay, even if your biscuits are a bust.

Watermelon Mint Martini with Lime

Inspired from recipe by Savory Sweet Life

Serves 2

8 lime slices, thinly sliced width-wise
2 sprigs of mint
1 cup watermelon juice (crush watermelon in a small bowl with potato masher and strain through a mesh strainer)
3 ounces high-quality vodka, like Grey Goose
Juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons simple syrup
6 fresh mint leaves, torn
ice

Place 3 lime slices each into two martini glasses, as well as one on the rim of each glass.  Garnish with sprig of mint (see photo above).   Set aside.

Pour watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.  Add torn mint leaves. Then, muddle the mint – i.e. mash it — with wooden spoon until mint leaves are well mashed.

Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice.  Shake well and then strain into your two prepared martini glasses.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy!

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