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Watermelon-Lavender Martini

This martini is lighter on booze than the Mad Men variety, but you won't miss it—or the extra 215 calories per glass!

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon culinary lavender buds
  • 4 cups cubed fresh watermelon
  • 4 oz vodka or ginIce cubes
  • 4 sprigs lavender or 4 small pansies

 

PREPARATION

 

  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar, buds and 1/2 cup water to a simmer over medium heat; cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, 1 minute.
  • Cool simple syrup to room temperature; strain out and discard buds.
  • In a blender, process melon until smooth.
  • Strain; reserve juice in a large pitcher; discard pulp.
  • Add syrup, alcohol and ice; stir.
  • Strain into 4 glasses; garnish with lavender sprigs.

Serves 4

The skinny

159 calories, 0 g fat, 24 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein


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