Monday, March 31, 2008

Super-Sized Watermelon Martini

If you are looking for a "big" drink to serve at your next gathering, this super-sized will certainly be one everyone will remember. One of the signature drinks of the New Asia Bar at the Equinox in Singapore's Raffles City Complex, this drink is as memorable as the bar itself. The Raffles City Complex offers five levels of bars and restaurants with views over the city stretching as far as Malaysia and Indonesia. The New Asia Bar is located on the upper levels, and is one of the highest vantage points in .

Equinox is owned by the same group that owns the Raffles Hotel, famous for the Singapore Sling, and the Martini is just one of the super-sized martinis served at the New Asia Bar (their house specialty is flavored Martinis served in glasses four times the usual size). Decorated in vibrant colors, with Art Deco style furnishings, and floors that slant at 20 degrees towards the views, these huge martinis only add to the dizzying heights of the New Asia Bar.

So even if you can't be in Singapore, I'm sure if you make these at home, you will still feel some of the same effects!

  • 250 ml/8.5 oz Vodka
  • 250 ml/8.5 oz Watermelon Liqueur
  1. Put the vodka and watermelon liqueur into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into a large Martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a slice of watermelon.
This, and other recipes, can be found in the great book "Signature Cocktails", by Bill Tikos.

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