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Category: Drinks

Cucumber, Gin and Sherry Twist

Gin cocktails are having a moment. Now that gin, no longer shouldered aside by vodka, has reclaimed its rightful place in classic cocktails -- not just in the martini but in the Greyhound, the Bronx, even (according to some) the ... Read more

Total time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
Note: From Colin Campbell of BLT Steak. Campbell uses Tio Pepe sherry, available at fine-wine merchants. To make simple syrup, heat equal amounts of sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool before using.
  • 2 ounces chopped cucumber, plus 1 slice for garnish
  • 2 ounces Hendrick's gin
  • 1/2 ounce dry fino sherry
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup

Step 1Place the cucumber in a shaker and muddle. Add the gin, sherry, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a martini glass, making sure the cucumber seeds are strained out. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Each serving:
208 calories; 0 protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 3 mg. sodium.
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