This is my cucumber mint martini recipe. All the ingredients together make it slightly sweet, cool – because of the mint and cucumber and so refreshing. It’s a taste to be savored and loved!
So, cucumber mint! 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. 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 everyone. Simply, everyone. That’s how good it is!
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- Use the freshest mint you can find.
- Slice the cucumbers fairly thin – 1/8 inch.
- Muddle until the cucumber has broken up some and you can smell the mint without sticking your nose in the shaker.
- Use a 2:1 ratio of sour:sweet otherwise it is too sweet, adjust as needed.
- Use a good quality vodka.
- If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the back of a wooden spoon.
How to make a cucumber mint martini
Grab a cocktail shaker, muddler (or the back of a wooden spoon) and martini glass. All the ingredients will go in the shaker before the ice and vodka. Once you measure the vodka, add to the shaker.
Gather the ingredients – cucumber slices, mint leaves, vodka, lime and simple syrup.
Place cucumber, mint and half an ounce of simple syrup in the cocktail shaker.
Squeeze out 1 ounce of lime juice.
Pour the lime juice into the shaker.
Take your muddler and muddle (crush the mint and cucumbers) for 2 – 3 minutes. You should be able to smell the lime without sticking your nose into the shaker.
Fill the shaker half way with ice and measure 3 ounces of vodka.
Cap the shaker and shake it for 15 seconds or you could also just stir it with a long cocktail spoon. Even though you see two cocktails, this recipe makes only one cocktail. Double it if you want to make two of them.
Strain the contents into the martini glass and fish out a few cucumbers and mint leaves and place them in the glass.
Vertical view peeps.
I need to get on with this aerial shot because this drink is calling my name. LOUDLY.
I sip the sweet ambrosia and sigh.
Christopher sipped this and said, and I quote, “I could chug this down.”
He hates martinis. Enough said.
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I hope you enjoyed this cucumber mint martini recipe. Leave me a comment if you know of an unusual ingredient or combination that makes a great cocktail.
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Cucumber Mint Martini
- 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 and add the lime juice and simple syrup. 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
- Cap the shaker and shake it at least for 15 seconds or stir it, whichever you prefer
- 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
- Use the freshest mint you can find
- Slice the cucumbers fairly thin – 1/8 inch
- Muddle until the cucumber has broken up some and you can smell the mint without sticking your nose in the shaker
- Use a 2:1 ratio of sour:sweet otherwise it is too sweet, adjust as needed
- Use a good quality vodka
- If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the back of a wooden spoon
Originally published on September of 2017.