Friday, July 22, 2011

Recipe - Cucumber Basil Martini

Is it happy hour, yet?  Now, here's the perfect summer cocktail.  It is of my own creation, I hope you enjoy it!

Cucumber Basil Martini

2 oz. Gin
1.2 oz. Extra Dry Vermouth
splash olive juice (optional)
1 slices cucumber
2 leaves basil
crushed ice

Muddle the cucumber and basil leaves in the bottom of a shaker.  Add crushed ice.  Add all the liquids and shake.  Strain into a pre-chilled glass.  Garnish with olives or cucumber.  I like mine a bit chunky, so I opened the shaker and spooned a bit of crushed ice, and a few basil leaves and cucumber pieces into my glass.
(Note:  If you aren't a gin drinker, you could always use vodka.  But, it's a shame to not drink gin!)
Relax and Enjoy!

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