The first time I ever heard about cucumber cocktails I had to stop and think about it. I love cucumbers without a doubt but, in a drink? As I let the thought absorb, though, it made as much sense as olives in a martini or celery and tomatoes in a bloody Mary. OK, I accepted it and then obviously had to try it.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Serving)
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
- 1/4 Large (or 1/2 small) cucumber, chunked
- 4 Mint leaves
Add the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, cucumber chunks and mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Muddle together using a muddler or wooden spoon and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint or slice of cucumber.
(To make the cucumber garnish, slice a long piece using a vegetable peeler and accordion fold it onto a cocktail pick. You can use more than one slice to make a longer garnish.)
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