WHAT WE LOVE: Cucumber Martinis!

So… anyone that knows me pretty well knows how obsessed I am with cucumbers. I absolutely love them. They are so refreshing and crisp. I can peel one, and eat it whole. So naturally, I then became addicted to cucumber martinis. OMG! Hat Cit Kitchen bartender, Phillipe & cook Natalie have made me feel like they exposed me to a whole new world with this cocktail. Here is the fantastic recipe:

1.5 oz. citrus flavored vodka (we used Absolut Citron)
1 oz. triple sec
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. cucumber juice (peel cucumber and muddle)
1/2 oz. lime juice

This was so good, then garnished with a cucumber, orange, and lime. Mmmmhhhh. Next time you are at a bar, with a good bartender and want to order something different, especially during the summer, try a cucumber martini. And remember to ask for citrus flavored vodka or gin. That’s the key! -P.R.

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