Cucumber martinis

Cucumber martinis

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • 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: per martini
NutrientUnit
kcal282
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs2g
sugars13g
fibre0g
protein2g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth
  • 150ml gin

Method

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
SIMPLE SUGAR SYRUP

Boil equal quantities of caster sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved. Cool, then chill until ready to use. Will keep in the fridge for up to 6 months

Goes well with

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