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.