Make this easy cucumber gin martini recipe with the freshest ingredients so you will enjoy a cheap yet the best cucumber gin martini you have ever tasted, guaranteed.
Enjoy this most refreshing gin cucumber Martini. Read how to make a cucumber martini in less than 10 minutes! And we reveal the secret why you now have a great excuse to go and buy and extra bottle of Martini …
In stead of an olive, you could simply add cucumber to your gin martini… but we didn’t bring you to this page for stating the obvious.
Did you know that there is a brand of gin with a cucumber taste? We are talking about the Scottish Hendrick’s gin, which is flavored both with rose petals and cucumber. It’s becoming more and more popular in cocktail bars, hence a good idea to get yourself your own bottle.
When you want to use any other gin, do know that you can make your own cucumber infused gin:
- simply slice up 1 (or 2 when they are really small) organic Japanese cucumber in as thin slices possible,
- put in a jar,
- poor 1 bottle gin over it,
- close the jar and wait…
- Shake it every few hours and taste it every few hours.
- Once you reach the desired cucumber taste, sieve out the slices and your homemade cucumber gin is ready. This should only take you a few days. You will have a nicely colored drink: imagine all the good healthy stuff that you transferred from the fresh cucumber into your gin. Why would you pay lots of money when you can make your own alcohol extracts yourself?
Now that you get the fun of making your own freshly flavored drinks (not those stale artificial concoctions), we will do the same to make Mint Martini:
- Take a handful of mint leaves, put in a jar, poor your bottle of Martini over it, close with a lid and wait….
- Put your bottle in a cool, dark place (simply in the fridge will work as well) and go shake it from time to time.
- Like with the gin, taste from time to time. Once the mint perfume is at your liking, remove the mint leaves. (all in all 5 days should do the trick). Store your mint martini in the fridge.
Cucumber gin martini ingredients
For 1 cocktail you will need:
- 2 1/2 oz (70ml) gin
- 1/3 oz (10 ml) mint martini
- 1/3 oz (10 ml) sugar syrup
- 10 leaves fresh mint
- 8 slices of cucumber
- 2 strips of cucumber
- ice cubes
How to make your cucumber gin martini
- Add cucumber slices, munt leaves and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes and gin and shake ferociously.
- Poor Martini in a chilled cocktail glas, turn the glas when poring, so the Martini will drip down your glas.
- Take a sieve and add the drink from the shaker through the sieve to your Martini.
- Garnish with the cucumber strips and serve.
- For more variations: try basil leaves, pepper, salt, lime juice or tonic water in the mix. Or go to Ikea so you can replace the sugar syrup with Swedish elderberry flower syrup.