- 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
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- 1 tbsp dry vermouth
- 150ml gin
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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.
Simple sugar syrupBoil 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.