Cucumber Martini

This is a light and refreshing martini – perfect for a sunny spring or summer’s day. The cucumber is a natural partner to the Hendricks gin; whilst the vodka adds some weight as well as providing an extra little kick.
Ingredient Photo
1 shot Hendricks Gin
1 shot Vodka
½ shot Sugar Syrup (Sirop de Gomme)
Cucumber (around 5cm)
Creates One Serving
– Boston Shaker
– Strainer
– Muddler
– Shot Measure
– Peeler
– Knife
– Chopping Board
– Martini Glass
Once you have laid out all your ingredients, chill the martini glass by adding ice and water it. Peel and cut about 5cm worth of cucumber into batons. Put the batons into the Boston glass (the cocktail shaker). Glass Cucumber
Crushed Cucumber With your muddler (if you don’t have one use a rolling pin) crush the cucumber.
Once you have finished muddling the cucumber, add in a shot of gin, a shot of vodka, and half a shot of sugar syrup. Empty your now cold martini glass, and give it a quick shake to get rid of any leftover water. Add ice to your boston shaker, close it and shake. Give it a shake
Pouring Martini Shake, strain and pour into the empty, chilled martini glass.
Add a twist of cucumber skin, and enjoy your Cucumber Martini! Cucumber Martini
Tags: Cocktail of the Month, Gin, Hendricks, Martini, Ollie’s Cocktails