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Cool as a Cucumber Martini

Cool as a Cucumber Martini

This fragrant, refreshing variation on the classic cocktail comes from the Bombay Club in New Orleans, where they pride themselves on their unique and expertly crafted Martinis.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 ounces Square One cucumber vodka
  • 3/4 ounces Old Tom gin
  • 3/4 ounces St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Cucumber cut into ribbon, for garnish

Cool as a Cucumber Recipes

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It’s hot right now here in the Bay Area, so I created this cool and refreshing spring cocktail to beat the heat.

Cucumber, cilantro and lime combine to give this drink a mild flavor that makes it great for barbecues, pool parties … or just chilling out.

I have been seeing more bars offer cucumber cocktails, and I say it’s about time! You may even want to muddle some cucumbers into the drink. This would go well with spicy foods. I may make a kicked-up version of this cocktail using chiles!

Ingredients

  • 1.5–2 oz white rum (depending on how strong you want it)
  • 1 oz cucumber-cilantro syrup*
  • Frozen cucumber and lime slices
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda

Instructions

Fill an old-fashioned glass one-quarter full of crushed ice. Then add the cucumber-cilantro syrup and rum. Top off with club soda. Put in frozen cucumber and lime slices. Garnish with lime slice and sprig of cilantro.

*Cucmber-cilantro syrup
Ingredients:
½ cup fresh cilantro
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
juice of 1 lime
¼ of a medium cucumber, chopped

Instructions:
Boil the water, adding sugar and ½ the cilantro. Let cool, then put in blender or food processor with the lime juice, cucumber and rest of cilantro. Refrigerate until ready for use.

* I know cilantro is a love-it or hate-it kind of herb, and I happen to fall into the “love-it” camp. If you hate it, you can try this same recipe with another herb. I would suggest mint, basil or rosemary. Let me know how it turns out, if you try that!


Pickled ginger

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh ginger
  • 1-1/2 tspn sea salt
  • 1/4 tspn probiotic powder
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation
Peel and cut the ginger into very thin slices. (You may use a mandoline if you have one.) Pound the ginger slices to release their juices. Place the juices and the pounded ginger into a glass jar. Mix with salt and water. Add probiotic powder, seal, and store at room temperature for 3 to 5 days. After that, store in the refrigerator. The fermentation process will turn the fresh ginger slightly pink.

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Head to your local farmer’s market (or perhaps your own garden) and grab a cuke or two. Drink up the bounty of summer by incorporating these green beauties in as many meals as you can.
And if you too would like to cleanse with intention and digest and absorb all that ripe nourishment, there’s still time to join me for the Summer Cleanse (our journey begins next Monday).
Warmly,


The Martini is a drink that shows-off gin in its most primal form. Since cucumber constitutes as one of Hendrick’s Gin’s special ingredients, this gin makes a fantastic cucumber Martini.

The muddled cucumbers give that extra kick to Hendrick’s unique flavor, making it the perfect gin for this drink.

Alternatively, mellow London Dry Gins like the Caorunn, Bombay Sapphire and Sipsmith allow cucumber to take the spotlight in this drink. That makes these gins the next best choice for the Cucumber Martini.

Note: if you are not a fan of gin, you can also replace it with vodka. Plenty of option available here. We highly recommend neutral flavored once from Absolut, Ketel One or Tito’s.

If you can grab a bottle of cucumber infused vodka such as Stolichnaya Cucumber Vodka, Ketel One Cucumber and Lime or Smirnoff Cucumber and Lime Infused Vodka, that will make your drink taste even better.


Cucumber has never tasted so good.

There are many different Cucumber Martini recipes this is mine.

Nutrition:

There are approximately 185 calories in one serving of Cucumber Martini.

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FOR MANY FARMERS' MARKET scavengers, the first crops of peaches, peppers and tomatoes announce the official arrival of summer. For me, nothing tastes like the season as much as a cucumber.

What flavor, you ask? Aren't cucumbers bland and, at best, a sponge for pickle brine? Not if you venture beyond the waxy, thick-skinned (or cellophane-wrapped, so-called "seedless") varieties at the grocery store. At their best, cucumbers have a bright, melony taste (cucumbers and melons are cousins) that is somewhere between fruity and vegetal, and that can be worked into any stage of a meal, from drinks to dessert.

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