I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVE this Cucumber Pineapple Mint Martini. It’s definitely becoming a regular in my martini drinking roundup. Yes, it’s that good!!!
Making cucumber infused vodka has been on my to-do list for a while, just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Things have gotten in the way…like moving to Florida! So when I was at the liquor store and came across a bottle of Crop Harvest Earth Organic Cucumber Vodka I thought “what the heck,” it sounded good so I snatched up a bottle. Boy am I’m glad I did. It’s awesome!
Originally, I intended to try out my favorite Pomegranate Martini made with the cucumber vodka. That was until I discovered I didn’t have any pomegranate juice. I did have some pineapple juice so I used that instead. Truth be told, I’ve made this martini several times now. First time I made it with plain simple syrup, the second time with some mint simple syrup. Yum…even better. The third time I muddled mint leaves and used a splash of plain simple syrup. And finally, the last time I made this martini was with a few muddled mint leaves AND mint simple syrup! Sometimes more is better in my book. And yes, if you’re counting that would be 4 drinks. I told you I loved them!
This Cucumber Pineapple Mint Martini has a nice fresh flavor from the cucumber vodka and mint. There’s just a bit of Cointreau added, not sure if it’s truly necessary but I put it in there the first time around and liked it so I kept it in there each time I made it. I’m sure if you don’t have any it would be just as fantastic without it but since I haven’t tried it that way I put it on the ingredient list. Finally, the lime balances out the sweetness from the pineapple juice and simple syrup. If you prefer a cocktail on the rocks, this would be great in a tall glass over ice topped off with club soda. A multi-purpose recipe!
Cucumber Pineapple Mint Martini
- 2 oz. cucumber vodka
- 2 oz. pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- several mint leaves*
- splash simple syrup*
- Muddle mint in cocktail shaker (I like to use a little bit of crushed ice when muddling mint).
- Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake well.
- Strain into martini glass and garnish with pineapple or cucumber slice.
*If you want to use a mint flavored simple syrup, you can skip the muddling step and just use about 1/2 oz. mint simple syrup. I like to use a few muddled mint leaves AND mint simple syrup.
Learn how to make mint simple syrup here