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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!

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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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Helpful tips

  • 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

Pre-step

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.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – cucumber slices, mint leaves, vodka, lime and simple syrup.

Sliced cucumbers, limes, fresh mint, vodka and simple syrup for the martiniPin

Step two

Place cucumber, mint and half an ounce of simple syrup in the cocktail shaker.

Step three

Squeeze out 1 ounce of lime juice.

Lime juice poured out with limes in the background and mint in a cocktail shakerPin

Step four

Pour the lime juice into the shaker.

Cucumbers, mint, simple syrup and lime juice muddled in the cocktail shakerPin

Step five

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.

Muddled the cucumber and mint in a cocktail shakerPin

Step six

Fill the shaker half way with ice and measure 3 ounces of vodka.

vodka poured out with the shaker in the background along with the bottle and limePin

Step seven

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.

Step eight

Strain the contents into the martini glass and fish out a few cucumbers and mint leaves and place them in the glass.

Bright photo of two cucumber martinis with mint and limes in the backgroundPin

Vertical view peeps.

Vertical view of the cucumber martini with two limes and a bunch of mint on the tablePin

I need to get on with this aerial shot because this drink is calling my name.  LOUDLY.

Overhead shot of the martinis with cucumbers and mint floating in themPin


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.

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.

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Two cucumber martinis in classic glasses with limes and mint in the backgroundPin

Cucumber Mint Martini

This refreshing cucumber mint martini is also very delicious and simple to make
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: cucumber martini, cucumber mint martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 289kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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)
    5 slices cucumber, 8 mint leaves, 1 ounce lime juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Add the vodka to the mixture and add enough ice to fill it half way
    3 ounces vodka
  • 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
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • 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

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 12.2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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Originally published on September of 2017.

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16 Comments

  1. I didn’t think I ever needed to find out what mint and cucumber tasted like together, but you’ve convinced me. Now all I want in the world is to sip one of these on a hot summer’s day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. This is my kind of cocktail! This sounds so refreshing, especially when the weather has warmed up!

  3. This drink recipe is so delicious!!! Especially I’ve grown more mint than I’ll ever know what to do with it, I will making this all summer!!! Since I’m a diabetic I substitute agave nectar for the simple syrup. BTW, I posted myself making it in my vlog on YouTube, gave you credit for supplying the recipe and put a link to your site in the YouTube description…. Thanks again! savingmyfoot dot com

    1. I’m so pleased you liked it AM. I love it for all the reasons you mentioned. Thanks for taking the time to let me know your thoughts!

    1. Thanks for your question, Anne. 3 ounces is actually the norm. If you only had 1.5 – 2 oz, it would only fill the martini glass part way (sort of half) – and truth be told, I’ve been known to make strong drinks. It’s a great sipping martini. If you want less alcohol, then do 2 ounces of vodka, 3/4 ounce lime juice and a little under 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. Let me know how it goes.