Courgette martini

Courgette martini

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Prep: 10 mins plus chilling, no cook


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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  • 1 courgette, coarsely grated



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

  • juice 2 lemons



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

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



    Gin has enjoyed a huge revival recently. It's usually served alongside tonic water (a…

  • ice
  • mint leaf to garnish


  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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christinefromoxford's picture
12th Aug, 2019
Love this! A few years ago we had a 'courgette' dinner party after a glut.. with starter and main involving courgette, courgettes holding tea lights, and courgette cake or courgette ice cream... will now have to re-visit with courgette martini as an apertif to start!!!
18th May, 2017
I left my lemon juice and courgette for a few hours and produced enough courgette syrup for about 6 x martinis. Didn't use a cocktail shaker - just poured the ingredients over ice in a tall glass and enjoyed with friends!
16th Jan, 2017
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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