Beverages

Cucumber ~ Lime Martini

Even the name “Cucumber~Lime Martini” sounds refreshing, doesn’t it??

This martini doesn’t use cucumber flavored vodka or just muddled cucumbers…

We actually infuse the simple syrup with shredded cucumbers!  Oh, the flavor!

It’s pretty simple too.  That’s kind of a play on words.  SO, let’s start with the simple syrup

Typically, simple syrup is made 50-50 water and sugar.  Even though I’m not a sweet drink person, I stayed with this ratio to keep it real

Shred about 1/2 of an English cucumber (about 2 cups).  I prefer to use the English cukes because there are way less seeds

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To make the simple syrup,  boil 2 cups of water and 2 cups of white sugar and stir until dissolved

Remove from the heat and immediately place the shredded cucumber in the simple syrup

Let cool completely, drain over a bowl and squeeze out the excess liquid from the cukes

At this point, you can chill until you’re ready to make some delicious cocktails!

Since we’re having Happy-Hour-For-Two on the front porch tonight, the next set of measurements are for 2 martinis

Double, triple or quadruple depending upon the size crowd you have.  Or heck, make up a pitcher!

For each drink, measure out 2 ounces of vodka, one ounce of cucumber simple syrup and one ounce of fresh lime into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice

SHAKE IT!!!

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Years ago, one of my friends showed me this neat trick to chill your martini glasses. Fill your glasses with ice and cold water and dump out right before you’re ready to add in your cocktail ingredients!

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Pour the deliciously refreshing ingredients into chilled martini glasses and enjoy!

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I would be remiss if I didn’t add in this photo of our hummingbird friend who joined us on the front porch.  He must have been annoyed that we didn’t share 🙂

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Cheers!

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

2 ounces of vodka

One ounce of cucumber simple syrup

One ounce of fresh lime

Ice in cocktail shaker

Directions

For each cocktail, measure out 2 ounces of vodka, one ounce of cucumber simple syrup and one ounce of fresh lime, shake and put into chilled martini glasses; garnish with cucumber peel if desired

Tools used to make this recipe

Winco Stainless Steel 3-Piece Cocktail Shaker Set, 16-Ounce

Cuisinart Set of 3 Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers

Cuisinart CTG-00-BG Boxed Grater

Mikasa Cheers Martini Glass, 10-Ounce, Set of 4

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