Beverages

Cucumber ~ Lime Martini

The name Cucumber~Lime Martini sounds refreshing, doesn’t it??

What makes this martini a step above the rest is that we don’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.  SO, let’s start with the simple syrup (pun intended)


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

 

 

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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

 

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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 your favorite 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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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!

Simply Sundays! ~ Cucumber~Lime Martini

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

4 ounces of vodka

2 ounces of cucumber simple syrup

2 ounces of fresh lime

Ice in cocktail shaker

Directions

Measure out 4 ounces of vodka, 2 ounces of cucumber simple syrup and 2 ounces of fresh lime, shake and divide 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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