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Cucumber Martini Drink Recipe


Mixing Instructions

Muddle mint and a cucumber slice in a cocktail shaker. Add other ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a fresh mint sprig.


This drink recipe was submitted by one of our immensely powerful readers, virgo972!

Comments on Cucumber Martini:

By Dutch on May 16th, 2011 at 18:41:32

I had my first Cucumber & Mint Martini at Urban Tavern in San Francisco. This is such a fantastic drink, it's become my favorite.

By Robert on March 4th, 2011 at 15:17:04

Any tasty substitutions for the sugar syrup that will keep the good taste?

By one more plz on December 27th, 2010 at 18:08:05

thanx to Monkey Juice and Tarbender for setting everyone strait:)

By Heather on September 19th, 2010 at 19:33:24

Love the Cheesecake Factory version:
Hendrick's, Yellow Chartreuse, Cucumber, Orange and Lime

By Blubradford on September 19th, 2010 at 09:23:29

Purist comment...silly. I've been a mixologist/bartender and sommelier for 12 years and I think it's exciting to come up with new cocktails regardless of what the "original" was. Not everyone has the same taste. My motto: NO RULES!!! Do what you like, do what tastes good, and be inventive. Cucumber adds such a refreshing element to any cocktail...shaken or stirred. It's 2010 people!

By Lady on August 24th, 2010 at 12:09:26

Had one in Saltwater - Nottingham, awesome drink, such a thin flavour... loved it

By Steph on May 18th, 2010 at 15:56:08

We loved this, but we substituted lime for the lemon juice, and increased the vodka to 3 oz.

By Sassy on April 7th, 2010 at 18:12:28

I had the cucumber martini at Stripsteak in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, very good! Don't know much about the shaken vs stirred thing or the bruising whatever that's about I know I like the "girlie" martinit's!

By STEPMOM on March 14th, 2010 at 14:03:25


By Tarbender on August 28th, 2009 at 08:28:10

Bravo, if you're a purist, what's with the Vodka? Martini is Gin, Vodka was later used and that's why you have to specify "Vodka Martini".

By 'tender on May 28th, 2009 at 00:32:57

Being a purist has nothing to do with stirring martini's. Try serving someone under the age of 65 a martini that is stirred. They would spit it right out. People want to see ice chunks, or foam- something. It's just the times and all the drinks will keep changing. Cucumbers are in drinks now! and other fruits, veggies, and herbs. Healthy and fresh are the trends.

By LeeAllen on January 20th, 2009 at 13:59:14

Sorry. You're off about the shaken versus stirred.

You can't bruise vodka. You can bruise Gin. That's why Bond had them shaken. When you drink vodka and you shake it, the alcohol actually absorbs the flavors of, in the case of a martini, the vermouth, and possibly the olives (if they are in your drink). Mixed drinks with vodka can be shaken lightly or hard, depending on how you want the flavors to be mixed.

But you don't shake a Gin martini...that can bruise.

In the cucumber martini, I've made them and we actually use Hendricks, which is sort of a cucumber and rose petal infused gin. Other than that the recipe is the same.

By Ryan on January 13th, 2009 at 20:57:25

If you don't want to bruise the vodka - just stir it briskly and very well.

By Kisses on December 31st, 2008 at 12:24:19

Cucumber is not one of those elements that come to mind when thinking of a martini...However, when visiting a local chain restaurant, cucumber martinis were on the list. When I say...WOW REFRESHING!!! I mean it...I have recently had a spa day at my home with my friends and made this tasty libation...It made the day!

By Monkey Justice on November 28th, 2008 at 21:16:37

If you were a purist you'd know that martinis aren't shaken. Go watch another bond movie poser.

By Bravo on November 26th, 2008 at 23:14:15

I am a purist when it comes to martinis, shaken not stirred straight-up with 3 olives, the goose or belvedere, sometimes the saphire. Never tried anything else.
However, the other day I tried one of these for kicks. Let me say they are DA BOMB! FANTASTIC. Try one.

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: this recipe

Calories 193 (808 kJ)
from alcohol 119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 12g 4%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 12g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0.2mg 0%
Potassium 11.1mg 0%
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Calcium 1 mg 0%
Iron 0 mg 0%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Folate 0 µ 0%
: Nutritional information disclaimer

*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.

‡: Does not include Cucumber, Mint

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