cucumber and gin martini

This very refreshing cucumber and Hendrick’s gin martini was a by-product of a large batch of tzatziki I was making over Easter to go with my roast leg of lamb. It seemed like such a waste to pour the juice down the drain. Cucumber is a classic garnish for a gin and tonic and in particular a Hendrick’s gin and tonic. You just need to read the comments section on my post about how to make the perfect gin and tonic to see how many people prefer it to citrus. I thought additional mint would compliment the cucumber well in this martini.

As for the gin, Hendrick’s is my best. This product has so many flavour infusions going in it, you don’t need to add much else.

I also liked the fact that this was a savoury cocktail. No sugar is added. So if you are following a low carb eating regime (LCHF / Banting) this is the perfect drink for you. It’s obviously advisable to make the tzatziki too, unless you have any other ideas to use up the cucumber flesh.

Recipe to make 1 martini (this is rough guide)

  • 80 – 100ml freshly squeezed cucumber juice
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • handful of ice cubes
  • a shot of Hendricks gin

Put all of the above into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to bruise the mint leaves and cool the drink down. strain into a martini glass and serve with either a thin slice of cucumber or mint leaf as garnish.

how to make a cucumber and gin martini

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10 Comments

  1. Love this martini! Is it wrong that it’s 7AM here and this sounds good to me? Probably. So I will wait for the weekend.

  2. Sam

    Hi Matt, no that is perfectly normal 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, look at that color. This sounds so refreshing. I’m well acquainted with the cuc juice left over from tzatziki. Never again down the drain!

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  5. Just made this! I found the cucumber overwhelming but it was very fresh

  6. Sam

    Hi Kiara – yip its all cucumber and gin 🙂

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