Cucumber martini
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Cucumber martini
Cocktail recipe

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The Cucumber Martini is a refreshing twist on the classic martini, offering a unique blend of botanical and vegetal flavors. The cocktail incorporates the crisp taste of cucumber with the ... more The Cucumber Martini is a refreshing twist on the classic martini, offering a unique blend of botanical and vegetal flavors. The cocktail incorporates the crisp taste of cucumber with the herbal complexity of gin, while a hint of absinthe provides an anise-flavored undertone. A touch of sugar brings a slight sweetness, balancing the stronger spirits and rounding out the flavor profile. This drink is typically enjoyed in a cocktail glass and garnished with a cucumber slice to enhance its fresh aroma and appeal. Ideal for those who appreciate a sophisticated and garden-fresh take on traditional martinis, the Cucumber Martini is a modern cocktail that suits a variety of palates and occasions.
Base ingredient
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Absinthe
Garnish
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Cucumber
Alcohol content
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38.97% | 2.65 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Absinthe cocktail ingredient
Absinthe
Teaspoon Teaspoon Teaspoon
Gin cocktail ingredient
Gin
60ml 2oz 6cl
Cucumber cocktail ingredient
Cucumber
3 slices 3 slices 3 slices
Sugar cocktail ingredient
Sugar
Half teaspoon Half teaspoon Half teaspoon

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a cocktail shaker, muddle a couple of slices of cucumber with half a teaspoon of sugar
Fill the shaker with ice and add two shots of gin
Take a chilled martini glass and roll some absinthe around the glass to coat it
Flick the glass to remove excess absinthe and strain shaker into the glass
Add a slice of cucumber to garnish and serve
~ A tasty variation is to make with elderberry-infused gin. ~

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