Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cucumber Martini

This is a wonderfully refreshing martini for summer.  And, with the addition of fresh cucumber juice and mint – almost seems like it would be healthy for you too! Tee hee hee…  This takes a little time to make, but it’s very much worth the extra effort.  Cheers!
3.5 oz. Cucumber Vodka
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
Juice of half a lime
0.75 oz fresh cucumber juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
Make the simple syrup by bringing ½ cup water to a boil; add ½ cup sugar.  Stir until completely dissolved; allow to cool.
If making the cucumber juice yourself – peel the cucumber and put through your juicer.  I used an English Cucumber for a more delicate flavor.  Strain juice through a sieve to make sure there are no seeds.
In a cocktail shaker – combine everything with crushed ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into two martini glasses.  Garnish with a slice of cucumber or lime.

1 comment:

Columbo said...

Loved this Martini! Awesome.....just saying.

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