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Cucumber Martinis

  • Yield: 2 martinis (with extra vodka/juice left over) 1x



For the Cucumber Vodka:

  • 1 (750-mL) bottle of plain vodka
  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled and sliced

For the Cucumber Juice:

  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Pinch of fine salt

For the Martinis: (makes 2)

  • 1 cup of the cucumber juice
  • ½ cup of the cucumber vodka
  • 2 tablespoons melon-flavored vodka (optional – I used Van Gogh)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sliced cucumber, for garnish


For the Cucumber Vodka:

  1. Place the cucumber in a large mason jar. Pour the vodka over top and seal the lid on the jar. Allow the vodka to sit at room temperature for at least 3 days and up to 2 weeks. Strain out the cucumbers and discard. Chill the vodka before using in drinks.

For the Cucumber Juice:

  1. Chop the cucumbers into small pieces.
  2. Place the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sugar is dissolved and then add in the chopped cucumber. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the cucumber is very tender. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. Add the cucumber mixture to a blender and puree until completely smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Discard the pulp and transfer the liquid to a mason jar or other resealable container. Chill the juice until ready to use.

For the Martinis:

  1. To a shaker filled with ice, add the vodkas, cucumber juice, and lime juice. Shake vigorously until well mixed and chilled. Pour into chilled martini glasses and garnish with sliced cucumber. Serve immediately!