Cucumber Lime Martini ~ Cucumber vodka, fresh squeezed lime, and simple syrup make for a seriously refreshing cocktail.Darla, my dear friend, and I were perusing the shelves at our local state-controlled liquor store (this is Utah, we have to go to a designated place), she was stocking up for her holiday parties and well, I was just stocking up. We were at the vodka section, which I didn’t need, when we spied cucumber vodka.
That bottle quickly made its way to the cart-her section. I wanted to try it, but I hate buying new liquors and liqueurs without having first tried them in a drink. But Darla always has my back that way; she will happily work out a recipe with a new item. I am quite envious of her mixology skills. I am a beginner, she is advanced, but not quite bartender stage yet…but we all should have goals.
When she handed me this cocktail, it was love at first sip. I knew three things from that first sip: 1. I would be buying my own bottle of cucumber vodka very soon. 2. I would recreate this, with her permission, and share it with all of you 3. I would be buying my own bottle of cucumber vodka very soon. Oh did I already say that?The first time she made this, she used prepared limeade instead of the fresh squeezed lime juice and simple syrup, which is what we used the second time we made it. Therefore, if you want to to use prepared limeade, go for it, just add 3 oz and omit the fresh lime juice AND simple syrup.
Enjoy and sip responsibly.
Cucumber Lime Martini
- 2 oz cucumber vodka
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz . simple syrup
- Fresh lime wedges
- Fresh cucumber slices
- Fresh cucumber curls
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, secure, and shake.
Pour into two martini glasses; discard ice.
Garnish with any or all of the optional items.