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Cucumber Lime Martini

Cucumber Lime Martini ~ Cucumber vodka, fresh squeezed lime, and simple syrup make for a seriously refreshing cocktail.Cucumber Lime Martini ~ Cucumber vodka, fresh squeezed lime, and simple syrup make for a seriously refreshing cocktail ~ The Complete SavoristDarla, 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?Cucumber Lime Martini ~ Cucumber vodka, fresh squeezed lime, and simple syrup make for a seriously refreshing cocktail ~ The Complete SavoristThe 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

Servings: 2
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 2 oz cucumber vodka
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz . simple syrup
  • Ice

Garnish (optional)

  • Fresh lime wedges
  • Fresh cucumber slices
  • Fresh cucumber curls

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, secure, and shake.
  2. Pour into two martini glasses; discard ice.
  3. Garnish with any or all of the optional items.

Cucumber Lime Martini ~ Cucumber vodka, fresh squeezed lime, and simple syrup make for a seriously refreshing cocktail ~ The Complete Savorist

Cucumber Lime Martini ~ Cucumber vodka, fresh squeezed lime, and simple syrup make for a seriously refreshing cocktail ~ The Complete Savorist

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59 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah
    February 1, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Now I need to go buy some cucumber vodka too because this screams refreshing!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 1, 2016 at 4:55 am

    That is one lovely refreshing cocktail! Cucumber is such a fresh taste!

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    Marye
    February 1, 2016 at 5:45 am

    This sounds wonderful! Lime and cucumber are so refreshing!

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    christine
    February 1, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Oh this sounds so refreshing. It makes me want this winter to get over, like yesterday. But the timing of this is perfect, I have to host a few ladies of a board that I sit on and I was hoping to have a signature cocktail to serve! Thanks!

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      Michelle De La Cerda
      February 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Hope you all enjoy it…I think it’s great you’re going to sauce up the ladies at a meeting.

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    LydiaF
    February 1, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Wow does this sound refreshing and fabulous! I need to purchase a few martini glasses because I feel like we´re missing out by not exploring the world of the martini 🙂

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      Michelle De La Cerda
      February 1, 2016 at 10:55 am

      They are so much fun, I am not sure why, but the glasses are part of the fun.

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula
    February 1, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I love this flavor combination!

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    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    February 1, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Looks refreshing, perfect flavors!

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    Katerina @ Diethood
    February 1, 2016 at 10:35 am

    It’s Monday – I’ll take 4!! 😉
    Love the refreshing flavors in this!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    February 1, 2016 at 10:42 am

    How cool is THAT drink! I say it’s for St. Pat’s Day, too.

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    Adriana Martin
    February 1, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful pictures and yes I would love a cucumber martini, have tried cucumber margaritas but this idea it is beautiful and I can image so tasty, cheers!

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      Michelle De La Cerda
      February 1, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Well, you’ve inspired me with a cucumber margarita! Cheers! Thank you Adriana.

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    Sandi (@fearless_dining)
    February 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Please make this when I come to visit…I love the cucumber and lime combo!!

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    Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
    February 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    This looks like a great drink! Something to remember for this summer after I’m no longer pregnant haha 🙂

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    Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet
    February 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    What a fantastic drink!

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    jamie
    February 1, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    So pretty! I bet those flavors are great together!

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    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    February 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I have a mixologist friend like that too. She would love this! I have yet to have a cocktail she made that I didn’t like. And I make her taste test all of mine. LOL. Not that she minds… Can’t wait to try this!

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    Stephanie
    February 1, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    This sounds so refreshing, like the spa waters with cucumber in them.

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    Alli
    February 1, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    These look all kinds of fabulous. Refreshing with a kick!

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    Coffee With Us 3
    February 1, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love the flavor of lime. What a great combination of flavors. I’ve never thought to put cucumber and lime together. I’m going to have to try this. This drink sounds like perfection.

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    Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun
    February 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    This sounds like a refreshing cocktail, especially with the cucumber vodka!

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    Kelly
    February 1, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    These sound perfect for a hot summer day. Which did you prefer, the lime/simple syrup or the prepared limeade? Was there a noticeable difference? I bet this would make a great frozen drink too!

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      Michelle De La Cerda
      February 1, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      There was a slight difference. The limeade was a bit sweeter and more pulpy. I drank them each in different settings. Limeade was during a party with lots of appetizers and nibbles, making it easier to swig many. The simple syrup was with a meal and a bit dryer. You’re spot on about it being great frozen. I’ll try that when I’m not frozen.

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    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
    February 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Mmmkay – I have never heard of cucumber vodka?! I have to see if I can find it now!! This sounds so refreshing – I’m thinking this will be fantastic in the summer!!

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    Cami @ The Crafting Nook
    February 2, 2016 at 7:06 am

    This is completely new for me… never thought of the flavor of cucumber on any drink. I love cucumber though so This is something I would be more than willing to try! I’ll check if I can find cucumber vodka here. Sounds really interesting that mix of flavors!
    XO

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      Michelle De La Cerda
      February 2, 2016 at 9:47 am

      I have had a spicy cucumber drink a few years ago but that was made from juicing cucumbers (which reminds me, I should make that too-it has a fresno chili in it).

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    February 2, 2016 at 8:01 am

    This cocktail sounds so refreshing! I can’t wait to have a sip! Thanks for sharing!

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    Megan Marlowe
    February 2, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I love the pairing with lime + cucumber in this drink! How refreshing and perfect!

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    Matt @ Plating Pixels
    February 2, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Wow usually I just think of cucumber water, but this is so much better!

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    pam
    February 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I love your glasses and the sound of this martini! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit
    February 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    My husband lovessss cucumber vodka. During the summer we make a refreshing cocktail with it but this upcoming summer I am going to be adding this pretty martini to the list!

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    Cathy @ Our Mini Family
    February 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    How funny–I didn’t realize other states had that same law where liquors needed their own separate store! (it was like that growing up in Massachusetts too!) This cucumber lime martini look incredible! I am totally going to make this for our next girls’ night in!

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      Michelle De La Cerda
      February 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      For the longest time, I thought Utah was the only repressive state, I since learned that near half have some kind of weird laws regarding alcohol. From what I understand Pennsylvania is just as bad as Utah.

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    Theresa Sutton
    February 7, 2016 at 8:24 am

    oh my yum! I’ve never really been a fan of cucumber! Until now 😉

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    Healing Tomato
    February 12, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Cool and refreshing! This is going to be my drink for my Saturday night soiree. I am sure my guests are going to flip over this drink

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