Suggested equipment for making the Feisty Cucumber Martini. LOUDLY. Either can be swapped evenly for the vodka in this recipe. Fill the shaker with ice, then pour in the lime juice and gin. That’s how good it is! Especially I’ve grown more mint than I’ll ever know what to do with it, I will making this all summer!!! I hope you enjoyed this cucumber mint martini recipe. You are in for a treat! Unless you despise cucumber and mint. Twenty, even ten years ago, my tolerance for alcohol was quite a bit higher than it is now. Gather the ingredients – cucumber slices, mint leaves, vodka, lime and simple syrup. Modified: Mar 10, 2020 by John Kanell. All the ingredients will go in the shaker before the ice and vodka. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the back of a wooden spoon. Outstanding!! This post may contain affiliate links. Infused with crisp sliced cucumber & a hint of refreshing mint, try Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint. So, I made one. I’m so pleased you liked it AM. Required fields are marked *. What I love about it is that it’s not too sweet and not too alcoholic, if you know what I mean. Strain the vodka back into its original bottle or another clean bottle. Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2020 | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy. Liked this recipe? If you like my recipes! Our Cucumber-Ginger Martini is a fresh twist on a vodka martini combining muddled cucumber with mint, ginger liqueur, vodka and ginger beer. I really wanted to squish the cucumber but not obliterate it), 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. Pin it for later, share it on Facebook, tweet about it and Yum it to Yummly! 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…. ), Dinner Planner – Week of November 30th, 2020, Dinner Planner – Week of November 23rd, 2020. I need to get on with this aerial shot because this drink is calling my name. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber, mint and agave nectar until the cucumber offers no more resistance. You can read my disclosure here. Hi, I'm Elaine. But a smidge of vodka every now and then seems not to offend my system. And definitely not in a cocktail. Pour one 750 ml bottle of plain vodka over it. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle limes first then add strawberries, mint, cucumber and either the simple syrup or a splash of the spirit – then muddle all ingredients together. Once you measure the vodka, add to the shaker. Last updated on March 3, 2020. I greatly appreciate it!! If the sidewalks are sizzling where you are, and you’d like to enjoy a cooling drink, you should give this a go. Add remaining ingredients and shake. I’ve been reading a lot about cucumber and mint paired together and while I love both cucumber and mint. So, cucumber mint! This is my kind of cocktail! I know, this is supposed to be a family website. Grab a cocktail shaker, muddler (or the back of a wooden spoon) and martini glass. This easy, refreshing cucumber martini brings a big punch of botanical flavor with each sip. Place mint and lime juice in a pitcher and press on the mint leaves with a wooden spoon or muddler to extract the flavor from the mint leaves. I thought, what is the big deal? This refreshing cucumber mint martini is also very delicious and simple to make, Add the vodka to the mixture and add enough ice to fill it half way, Place the cucumber and mint in a cocktail shaker and add the lime juice and simple syrup. In a martini shaker, add 1 cucumber slice and 1 mint leaf and crush with spoon. Even though I would love to chill out with a glass of wine on a regular basis, it just doesn’t agree with me and it’s not worth the headache. I am going to go against one of my blog rules, no writing about the weather….yawn. Elderflower Martini with St. Germain. You should be able to smell the lime without sticking your nose into the shaker. Seal the jar and let sit in a cool, dark space for at least three days and up to two weeks (any longer and the vodka will take on a slightly bitter taste). Place cucumber, mint and half an ounce of simple syrup in the cocktail shaker. Coarsely chop the cucumber and puree in a food processor until smooth. Slice the cucumbers fairly thin – ⅛ inch. Add ice and remaining spirit and simple syrup and shake until mixed and chilled to your satisfaction. This Cucumber Mint cocktail is perfect for Easter, spring, summer, or anytime you want a martini that kicks ass. Garnish with cucumber and mint leaves. Thanks for taking the time to let me know your thoughts! Since I’m a diabetic I substitute agave nectar for the simple syrup. It’s the end of July and I am wearing jeans and long sleeves as I type this, with the windows closed. Simply, everyone. Then strain into a new glass filled with ice. You can make this drink entirely in advance for your next party if you like and then just add the garnish and ice cubes at the last minute. All you’ll need is a cocktail shaker, a muddler (or wooden spoon), and a martini glass. While there are several other elderflower liqueurs available on the market, St. Germain by far is the best known. I didn’t think I ever needed to find out what mint and cucumber tasted like together, but you’ve convinced me. You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST to see more of my delicious food and delightful cocktails! Made with no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, no carbs & 100% non-GMO grain. This sounds so refreshing, especially when the weather has warmed up! Now all I want in the world is to sip one of these on a hot summer’s day. But there is nothing wrong with a happy hour every now and then, especially if you can find a delicious, relatively natural cocktail like this one to enjoy. DISHES DELISH IS A PARTICIPANT IN THE AMAZON SERVICES LLC ASSOCIATES PROGRAM, AN AFFILIATE ADVERTISING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A MEANS FOR SITES TO EARN ADVERTISING FEES BY ADVERTISING AND LINKING TO AMAZON.COM. I love hearing from you! Literally. But I know so many people in different parts of the country that have been in sweltering heat the last few weeks. Thanks again! Add fresh ice vodka, lime juice and simple syrup. I’ve concluded that I have to make it for everyone. It's an easy to make and delicious cocktail that might just become your go to drink! For even more awesome drink recipes, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Here I’ve used in in a vodka martini. Your email address will not be published. This drink is so tasty, it’s unbelievable. This drink recipe is so delicious!!! It’s so tasty!! When I’m eating a savory appetizer, overly sweet drinks don’t seem to taste quite right. Oh my goodness that looks gorgeous! This post may contain affiliate links, which means I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you,  if you click the link and buy. Thanks! Planning a Happy Thanksgiving 2020 – 1 week to go! Ouch. Pour into 4 short glasses filled with ice. Take your muddler and muddle (crush the mint and cucumbers) for 2 – 3 minutes. If you don’t have a juicer, quarter the cucumbers lengthwise, scrape out the seeds with a spoon and discard the seeds. It’s a taste to be savored and loved! The fact is, I am not much of a booze drinker. Originally published on September of 2017. (I muddled it for about 3 minutes. All the ingredients together make it slightly sweet, cool – because of the mint and cucumber and so refreshing. That way you’ll be as cool as a cucumber when your guests arrive. I can’t deal with cocktails that taste like alcoholic Kool-Aid. Muddle the cucumber and mint together. I’m doing a little hip swivel dance right now. leaves with a wooden spoon or muddler to extract the flavor from the mint leaves Shared! Not here in Manhattan Beach, California, of course. This looks so refreshing and yummy!! Thank you Tracy. Here are the ingredients in a cucumber martini: Vodka; Dry white vermouth; St Germain; 2 slices cucumber; How to make a cucumber martini (basic steps) It’s very simple to make a cucumber martini! This post may contain affiliate links, which means I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click the link and buy something. I never really thought about them together. This martini is so popular at our parties!! One day I woke up and couldn’t metabolize alcohol anymore. Gin is equally good in this St. Germain cocktail and cucumber vodka is also a popular choice. Shake vigorously and pour into a martini glass. Perfect for spring and summer! And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish! I totally agree Mindy. Even though you see two cocktails, this recipe makes only one cocktail. How about following me on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook I would love to connect with you! Place ice cubes, mint and lime juice in a shaker and shake. 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?”. Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric, 5 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 4 limes), ¾ cup apple juice (if you're juicing the cucumber, you might as well juice an apple, too). Use a 2:1 ratio of sour:sweet otherwise it is too sweet, adjust as needed. to make a cucumber and mint martini use cucumber peeled (english), mint leaves, vodka, apple juice (cloudy pressed), sugar syrup (2:1) and garnish with cucumber slices Read more about me! Filed Under: Beverages, Recipes, Vegetarian/vegetarian adaptable, […] haven’t posted a cocktail in a long time since this mint, cucumber, and vodka cocktail. Finish with sparkling water and garnish with the remaining sprigs of mint and … That’s fun! If you end up with more than that, reserve for another use or add to the cocktail, if desired. Pour the vodka over the cucumber. Originally posted on May 2, 2018 By Elaine 14 Comments. If you have a juicer, juice the whole cucumber, unpeeled. * Add the 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons cucumber juice, lime juice, vodka, Cointreau, and apple juice and stir to combine. You can read my disclosure here. I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks so much Jacqueline!
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