This easy Cucumber Martini recipe combines fresh muddled cucumber, vodka or gin, dry vermouth and simple syrup for a fresh, strong cocktail that's ready in minutes, and perfect for spring!JUMP TO RECIPE
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Easy and refreshing Cucumber Martinis
This Cucumber Martini is my go-to cocktail for a hot summer night. A classic cocktail with a fresh twist, this martini always hits the spot. Made with vodka or gin, dry vermouth, simple syrup, and fresh cucumber- this ice cold refreshing cocktail is ready in minutes. Impress your guest by serving with thinly sliced cucumber in a chilled martini glass!
To make these Cucumber Martinis, you will need:
- Some thick Cucumber slices. You can use any cucumbers you like, such as English cucumber. I prefer mini Persian cucumbers. You'll muddle these until they are nice and pulverized in a cocktail shaker to release all their flavor.
- Vodka or Gin. Entirely up to your preference.
- Dry Vermouth.
- Simple syrup.
- A cup of ice. The key to a great martini is making sure it's very COLD.
- Cucumber slices, for garnish. I love to slice these extra thin with a mandolin or vegetable peeler, and drape them inside the martini glasses.
How to make a Cucumber Martini
- Add the cucumber slices to a cocktail shaker or mason jar, and, using a cocktail muddler, muddle until broken up.
- Add the vodka or gin, dry vermouth, simple syrup and ice.
- Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Garnish 2 martini glasses with cucumber slices, and strain evenly into both glasses. Enjoy!
Serving and Garnish
For an elegant way of serving the cocktails, use mini cucumbers, and thinly slice them lengthwise on a mandolin, or with a vegetable peeler. Mini cucumbers are great for this garnish, as the are the perfect size to wrap the inside of a martini glass.
Ice Cold Martini Glasses
Place your cocktail glasses in the freezer for about 30 minutes prior to serving for a frosty cold glass.
- A good cocktail shaker or mason jar. If using a mason jar, you will still need some form of strainer nearby to make sure the cocktails pour ultra smooth and clean.
- A couple chilled martini glasses. op them in the freezer 30 minutes or so before serving.
- If going the fancy garnish route, a veggie peeler or mandolin for slicing the cucumbers ultra thin.
- Add a splash of elderflower liqueur for a fun and floral note.
- Muddle in some fresh basil for some herbaceous flavor.
- Try adding a bit of fresh lime juice or lemon juice for a citrus kick.
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How to make a Cucumber Martini (Gin or Vodka)
- cocktail shaker
- 6 thick cucumber slices
- 4.5 oz vodka or gin
- 1.5 oz dry vermouth
- 1.5 oz simple syrup
- 1 cup ice
- cucumber slices, for garnish
- Add the cucumber slices to a cocktail shaker or mason jar, and, using a cocktail muddler, muddle until broken up. 2. Add the vodka or gin, dry vermouth, simple syrup and ice. 3. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 4. Garnish 2 martini glasses with cucumber slices, and strain evenly into both glasses. Enjoy!
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