No , really. she started me thinking about them…
so I took a bunch of cucumbers and ran them in the blender with the juice of a lemon and a pinch of salt.
I strained the juice ( I’ll use the pulp for taziki ) and added to pinches of sugar to balance everything. We did a little taste testing and decided 1 part gin to two part juice. Yes, you could do vodka, but gin added t o the flavor – which , in this case, is very important. Chill.
When ready to serve – pour in a glass top with sparkling water.
Very refreshing, not sweet.
my understanding is that vodka cucumber martinis are made with simple syrup. this was actually really good, and just juice cut with seltzer might have been really good. If I had any cucumbers left….