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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Armenian cucumber infused vodka and cucumber martini ♥

Here is a great cocktail that will go with that armenian chicken.. cucumber infused vodka perfect for a spring night refreshing and tasty! ♥








Cucumber Martini 

 

1 martini


2-1/2 ounces armenian cucumber infused vodka (recipe below)
3 slices cucumber, 1 slice reserved for garnish
4 mint leaves, torn
1/2 ounce simple syrup (*technique noted below)
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

Combine infused vodka, 2 cucumber slices and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Muddle with a wooden spoon or, well, a muddler. Add simple syrup, lemon juice and enough ice to fill half of the shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Float the reserved cucumber slice on top for garnish.

*To make simple syrup, heat 1 part sugar to 1 part water in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool and then transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Cucumber Infused Vodka 

makes enough for 6 martinis
2 cups high quality vodka
1 armenian cucumber, sliced thinly into rounds

Combine vodka and sliced cucumber in an airtight jar and let sit for 1 hour. Remove cucumber slices and discard. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. ♥
 

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