Cucumber martinis

Cucumber martinis

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Prep: 5 mins No cook


Makes 2

Need a sophisticated cocktail for entertaining? Cucumbers are used to garnish instead of olives in this refreshing twist on the classic martini

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per martini

  • kcal282
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0g
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  • 50ml sugar syrup (buy ready-made, or make your own - see tip, below)
  • 10 thin slices cucumber, plus 4 ribbons sliced with a vegetable peeler
  • large bunch mint, stems removed



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth
  • 150ml gin



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


  1. Chill two martini glasses. Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker or jug (except the cucumber ribbons), along with a handful of ice. Shake or mix well to combine, then strain the liquid into the glasses. Garnish with the cucumber ribbons, bunched up and threaded onto a cocktail stick.

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23rd Feb, 2015
These were very good! I did use less sugar syrup in the second batch I made as the first was a bit too sweet for me. But all in all very tasty.
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