Oh, yeah! A new favorite for me! This is my exquisitely cool cucumber mint martini recipe! It’s slightly sweet but so refreshing!
So, cucumber mint! Yeah, it’s cucumber mint peeps! I’m doing a little hip swivel dance right now. This drink is so tasty, it’s unbelievable.
I’ve been reading a lot about cucumber and mint paired together and while I love both cucumber and mint. I never really thought about them together. And definitely not in a cocktail.
I thought, what is the big deal? So, I made one.
Well, I get it now.
I truly get it.
I get it so much that I keep thinking, “Okay, who can I make this for so they can look at me with wide open eyes, smacking lips and trembly hands?”
I’ve concluded that I have to make it for anyone that sets foot in my house.
Anyone, you ask? Yes. Friends, relatives, cable guy, UPS person, etc.
I’ll be known on the block as the crazy lady who forces you to drink delicious drinks.
It’s a small price to pay to spread the word about this scrumptious cocktail.
More mint cocktail recipes:
Without further ado, on to the recipe.
The ingredients for the Cucumber Mint Martini and the Mixing
Ingredients: 5 slices of cucumber, 6 – 8 mint leaves, vodka, lime and simple syrup.
I get my cocktail shaker out and plop the cucumber and mint in it. I squeeze a lime and measure 1 ounce of the juice. I also measure 1 ounce of simple syrup.
I pour both liquids in the shaker, grab my muddler and muddle away. I really take my time and squish the crap out of the cucumber.
I love to Muddle
Here’s an aerial view. Look at the bruised mint and the squished cukes.
Here’s another view to revel in the beauty of the muddled marvelousness.
Drooling like it’s my Occupation
Yup, I’m officially drooling at the muddled concoction.
Time for the vodka. Grey Goose anyone?
*Shoots hand up in the air*
“Me, me, pick me!”
I measure out 3 ounces of vodka.
Into the shaker I pour the vodka.
I fill the shaker half way with ice, cap it and shake it like there is no tomorrow. All I can hear is the swish of the liquid and the clack of the ice cubes on the shaker cap.
Here it is before I pour it out.
I grab the martini glass and and strain the contents into it. By the way, even though there are two cucumber mint martinis in the photo, the recipe is for one. So, you have to double it for 2. 🙂
I grab my spoon and fish out a few cucumbers and mint leaves and place them lovingly in the glass.
Let’s have a look see, shall we?
Vertical view peeps.
I need to get on with this aerial shot because this drink is calling my name. LOUDLY.
All that is left is to lift the glass with trembly hands, but not too trembly or I’ll spill a drop and that will not do. It simply will not DO!
I sip it the sweet ambrosia and sigh.
Christopher sipped this and said, and I quote, “I could chug this down.”
He hates martinis. Enough said.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
- 5 slices cucumber
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 ounce lime juice freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1/2 to 1 ounce, try 1/2 first
- 3 ounces vodka
Place the cucumber and mint in a cocktail shaker
Add lime juice and simple syrup and muddle the cucumber and mint together. I muddled it for about 3 minutes. I really wanted to squish the cucumber but not obliterate it.
Add the vodka to the mixture and add enough ice to fill it half way
I cap the shaker and shake it at least 10 times
I strain the mixture into a martini glass, take a spoon and fish a few pieces of cucumber out, along with a few mint leaves and place it in the liquid