Monday, January 25, 2010

Cucumber Martini's

When we were cruising Alaska, we had the pleasure of trying one of their cocktails - the cucumber martini. It is delicious. So delicious that soon after coming home I made it my mission to recreate it. The winning recipe (makes two):
4 ounces of gin
2 ounces of apple pucker schnapps
1 ounce of sweet and sour mix
1/2 ounce of simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, boil water and add sugar until dissolved.)
About 12 slices of english cucumber
Cut up your cucumber, set aside 6 slices for garnish. Chop the remaining slices into little cubes and tip it into a shaker.
Add simple syrup to the shaker and muddle with the cucumber.
Add gin, schnapps and sweet and sour.
Fill with ice.
Shake shake shake.
Pour into glasses, put a cucumber on the rim of the glass and two slices floating in it.


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