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Cool Cucumber Martini

Cool Cucumber Martini
Los Angeles Times

Maybe it started with the mint in the mojito. Maybe it's those wonderful drinks with lots of basil and ginger you find in Vietnamese restaurants or fusion cafes. Whatever the reason, when it comes to cocktails, it feels like an ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 1
  • 1 (2-inch) piece cucumber, peeled and chopped, plus 1 (4-inch) thin strip for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chervil leaves, plus sprig for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Key lime juice
  • 3 ounces Bombay gin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry white vermouth
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Step 1Muddle the cucumber, chervil leaves and lime juice together in a mortar.

Step 2Pour the mixture into a glass measuring cup or small pitcher and add the gin and vermouth. Allow to infuse for 5 minutes.

Step 3Add the ice cubes and stir until the drink is chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, pressing to extract any juices.

Step 4Garnish with a sprig of chervil and a peeled cucumber strip on a bamboo skewer.


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