A great cocktail for the Oscars!
- step-by-step directions
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 English cucumber (cut into 1/4-inch rounds)
- 2 mint leaves
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 2.25 ounces vodka
- ice (to serve)
- For the Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan over medium heat, add sugar and water. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- For the Cucumber Martini: In a cocktail shaker, add 2 cucumber slices, 2 mint leaves and simple syrup. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, gently crush cucumber mixture. Pack with ice and add vodka. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with cucumber slice and serve.
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