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Cucumber Martini

This cucumber martini is cool, botanical, and refreshing but not sugary and sweet. Be careful, it goes down easy but is definitely strong!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 180kcal

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices cucumber
  • 3 oz gin 89mL, or vodka
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth 15mL
  • cucumber for garnish

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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.

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Notes

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!

Nutrition

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