Muddled, not stirred

By • January 17, 2011 • 10 Comments



Author Notes: I had a gin gimlet at Lamberts in Austin that was so delicious, it inspired me to experiment further. This is what I came up with, a cucumber martini. It may seem complicated, but it isn't: You just want to mix up the cocktail early to infuse more cucumber flavor while also ensuring more chill. Hendrick's gin has some cucumber notes built in, but this enhances those. - SagegreenSagegreen

Food52 Review: Cucumber and lemon verbena are the perfect compliments to a very good gin (and Hendricks is a very good gin). This drink is very refreshing, but strong enough that it wouldn’t be out of place at an evening cocktail party. - biffbourgeoisStephanie Bourgeois

Serves 1

  • @ 2 inches of razor thin English cucumber slices, reserving all their juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces Hendrick's gin (it makes a difference)
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 fresh lemon verbena leaves (1/4 tbl.) recommended
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice, divided
  • wheels of cucumber for garnish
  1. Place the cucumber slices at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the lime juice, gin, and vermouth. Muddle really well. You may want to make up a batch of these.
  2. Cover and chill for a few hours for best results.
  3. Then add and muddle the lemon verbena leaves to the well chilled shaker. Add half the ice. Shake vigorously for about half a minute. Strain and pour into a well chilled glass over some crushed ice. Garnish with fresh cucumber wheels. Cheers.

Tags: 007 remix

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Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Oh, yum!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, mrsl!

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about 3 years ago Cfrancke

Right up my alley!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Your alley is very poolside friendly!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This sounds so so good. I agree with HLA you need to open one!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Also love the name!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, sdebrango. Wouldn't that be fun?

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

It sure would be and I would be a regular.

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

How about opening an adult ice cream and beverages shop?

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Lol. We could have one on the west coast and one on the east coast!