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Go for a Spin: Vodka Martini Recipes with Cucumber

The martini cocktail has so many variations and its cucumber variant has branched out further with a list of different versions. This summer, the fruit under the melon family is a go-to flavor for refreshment because of its cooling effects. Therefore, we will be giving you some recipes on how to make a vodka martini with cucumber.

Take your martini sessions to another level with these refreshing variations:

 

MEXICAN CUCUMBER MARTINI

  • If you are into an exceptionally distinctive martini recipe, this cocktail with a Mexican twist may just be for you.
  • Ingredients:

¼ cup of vodka

Chile-lime powder

3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

4 cups of water

¼ cup of granulated sugar

¼ cup of water

Ice

  • Directions:
  1. To make the syrup for the martini, place a saucepan over medium heat. Pour ¼ cup of water and the granulated sugar then bring the mixture to a boil. Stir a little then let it simmer until the sugar has been completely dissolved. Take out of the heat and let it cool.
  2. Garnish the martini glass with the Chile-lime powder.
  3. Pour in the 4 cups of water, lime juice and simple syrup in a blender. Add the cucumber and blend the mixture until it is smooth. Strain the contents of the blender in a pitcher.
  4. Pour in the vodka and stir well.
  5. In a martini shaker, pour about a cup of the martini. Add a lot of ice cubes. Shake vigorously then strain the cocktail in the martini glass.

 

 

MINT CUCUMBER MARTINI

  • Nothing is more perfect for summer than a combination of mint and cucumber, which are found in this recipe.
  • Ingredients:

4 ounces of vodka

1 ounce of Cointreau

2 cucumber fruits

1 cup of fresh mint

3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons of granulated sugar

Small ice cubes

 

Directions:

  1. Slice 4 thin spears from a cucumber. Set this aside for garnish.
  2. Peel the skin off from the remaining cucumbers. Cut them into 4 pieces, lengthwise. Scrape the seeds out using a spoon.
  3. Roughly chop the cucumbers. Make a puree of the fruit using a food processor until the texture is smooth.
  4. Using a fine sieve, strain the liquids into a bowl or measuring cup. Press the solid bits to squeeze more juice out. You don’t want to waste any juice from the pulp.
  5. Fill ¾ of a cocktail shaker with the ice cubes. Ideally, most people use large ice cubes when shaking a martini to prevent easy dilution of the mixture. However, this calls for small ones to balance the strength of the Cointreau and vodka. Take note that this also has some sweetness to it, so balancing out the flavors is crucial. Place the mint, lime juice, and sugar. Shake gently for a few seconds. Pour in ¾ cup of cucumber juice, vodka and Cointreau in the shaker. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  6. Strain the contents in martini glasses. Martini glasses can be chilled in the freezer for an hour before using. Serve with cucumber spear.

 

Now you are armed with the knowledge about how to make a vodka martini with cucumber. Test your skills and enjoy the cocktail with a few friends!

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