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Cucumber Cosmos


  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails (easily multiplied) 1x

Description

These Cucumber Cosmos are a fresh take on the iconic pink martini. Flavored with fresh cucumber juice and cucumber vodka, these are as refreshing as it gets. The perfect spring cocktail! Just don’t tell Carrie Bradshaw.


Ingredients

Scale

For the Fresh Cucumber Juice:

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup water

For Two Cosmos:

  • 4 oz cucumber-lime vodka (I used Three Olives – plain vodka will also work!)
  • 2 oz fresh cucumber juice
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz triple sec or orange liqueur
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Cucumber slices, for garnish

Instructions

For the Fresh Cucumber Juice:

  1. Add the peeled and chopped cucumber along with ¼ cup of water to a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until the cucumber is completely blended. Add more water, as needed, to help the cucumber completely break down.
  2. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a mason jar or bowl and pour the cucumber puree through the strainer. Push on the solids to extract as much cucumber juice as possible. Discard the solids.

For the Cosmos:

  1. To a shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, cucumber juice, cranberry juice, lime juice, and triple sec.
  2. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds to thoroughly combine and chill the ingredients.
  3. Strain the mixture into two martini glasses and garnish with cucumber slices.

Notes

  • To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and use in cocktails of choice. Simple syrup will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple weeks.
  • Extra cucumber juice will keep in the fridge for a few days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: cocktails

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