This cucumber martini is cool, botanical, and refreshing but not sugary and sweet. Be careful, it goes down easy but is definitely strong!
Servings 2 drinks
- 4 slices cucumber
- 3 oz gin 89mL, or vodka
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth 15mL
- cucumber for garnish
Use a vegetable peeler to get a few thin slices of cucumber . Just run it down the side of the cucumber, discard the first slice or two, you don't want that much peel. Set aside for garnish.
Cut remaining cucumber into 1/4 inch slices, you'll need 4-6 for the cocktail.
Pour vermouth, gin (or vodka if preferred) in a cocktail shaker.
Add slices of cucumber. Muddle the cucumbers.
Add a handful of ice, stir well and strain into coupe or martini glass.
Garnish with a thin slice of cucumber.
Try adding a bit of fresh mint of basil for an extra botanical note!
Shake or stir? It gets complicated but I prefer shaking as it waters the drink down a bit more. Try both out and see which you prefer!
Serving: 1g | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 0.2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg