Cucumber Basil Martini

Cucumber Basil Martini - Light and Refreshing

A delicious, refreshing cocktail reminiscent of a day at the spa!


  • 1 English cucumber
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1/2 measure simple syrup (or 12 tsp. sugar)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 measures vodka
  • 1 measure Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
  • 3 measures cucumber juice


  1. To make the cucumber water
  2. Peel cucumber, cut in chunks and process in food processor or blender until pureed. Pour into fine sieve set over a bowl to drain juice. Use a wooden spoon to press on the solids to get as much liquid out as possible. Toss the solids and save the juice.
  3. To make the cocktail
  4. Add ice to cocktail shaker. Add basil, simple syrup or sugar and lime juice. Shake well. Add vodka, Cointreau, and cucumber juice. Shake well again. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with cucumber slice


For a variation on this drink try muddling watermelon chunks with the basil, lime and simple syrup.