Courgette martini

Courgette martini

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Prep: 10 mins plus chilling, no cook

Easy

Serves 1

Courgette and martini may seem unlikely bedfellows, but blended with lemon and shots of gin and vermouth, this is a delicious take on a cocktail classic

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal188
  • fat0.1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0.2g
  • protein0.3g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 1 courgette, coarsely grated
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • juice 2 lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 25ml vermouth
  • 50ml gin
    Gin

    Gin

    jinn

    Like all safe alcoholic drinks, gin is based on ethanol, an intoxicating liquid chemical that…

  • ice
  • mint leaf to garnish

Method

  1. Mix the courgette with the lemon juice and sugar and leave to steep for 1 hr. In the meantime, place a martini glass in the fridge to chill.

  2. Strain the courgette mixture through a sieve into a jug. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add 25ml of the courgette syrup followed by the vermouth and gin. Stir gently a few times then strain into your chilled glass. Garnish with a mint leaf and serve.

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jocmil
16th Jan, 2017
5.05
This was a fantastic & different way to kick off a dinner party. I halved the required lemon (our lemons being quite large). Delicious!
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