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A PatiJinich.com Recipe

Cucumber Martini

Martini de Pepino 

Recipe Yield

1 serving


  • 1 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Limoncello
  • 1 slice of lemon to macerate
  • 1 slice of cucumber to macerate
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon diced cucumber

To Prepare

  • In an empty shaker or martini mixer, combine the gin, limoncello, lemon and cucumber slices, and the syrup. Mix and macerate all the ingredients for about 5 minutes. If making a large quantity, let it sit in the refrigerator in a pitcher for up to 12 hours.
  • Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Strain and pour the liquid into a chilled martini glass. Decorate the martini with the small pieces of cucumber and a spiral of cucumber skin.