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How to Make a Cucumber Martini-Hendrick’s Gin

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There are many cucumber martini recipes that adulterate the true classic martini with purees and sugars. This recipe is the standard classic with a refreshing cucumber taste.

If you prefer a gin martini, then you must try Hendrick’s Gin. Hendrick’s is infused with Bulgarian Rosa Damascena and specially selected cucumbers and is often used in fine restaurants and pubs that serve cucumber martinis. Here is Hendrick’s Gin original recipe.

What Is In a Cucumber Martini?

  • 2 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • ½ part dry vermouth
  • Cucumber slice

How to Make a Cucumber Martini

Stir Hendricks Gin and dry vermouth in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Finish with a cucumber garnish.

The cheesecake factory serves up a refreshing Hendricks Gin cucumber martini with the addition of yellow chartreuse, and orange, and a lime.

Variations

Grey Goose Spatini

  • 2 parts Grey Goose Le citron flavored vodka
  • 3 slices peeled cucumber
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 part lemon juice

Directions: In a cocktail shaker combine 2 cucumber slices with mint and sugar and muddle well. Add the Grey Goose Le Citron flavored vodka and lemon juice and muddle well. Add ice and shake well until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into the martini glass and float the cucumber slice on top.

Greygoose.com

Absolut Zakuski Martini

  • 4 parts Absolut Citron
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 slice cucumber

Directions: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cucumber.

Absolut.com

 

Resources

“Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Martini.” Hendrick’s Curiositorium. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2011. http://www.hendricksgin.com/#/us/treasury/martinis/cucumber_martini/.

“Cucumber Martini .” Welcome to The Cheesecake Factory. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2011. http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/menu/Martinis/cucumber_martini.

“Grey Goose®.” Grey Goose®. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2011. http://www.greygoose.com/#/us/en-us/cocktails/allcocktails/spatini/.

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