Cucumber Basil Martini

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by CulinaryQueen

Our friend Steve from the States sent me this and he said he got it from Food & Wine Magazine. I thought it looked interesting and am posting it here for safe keeping.

Top Review by JamaMama

It's wonderful and fresh! I added a little St. germaine instead of the ginger for a variation and really enjoyed that also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar in the hot water.
  2. Press the grated ginger through a fine strainer set over the bowl, releasing the juice.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the diced cucumber with the 2 torn basil leaves.
  4. Add the ginger syrup, gin, lime juice and a handful of ice.
  5. Shake well, then strain into a martini glass.
  6. Garnish the martini with a cucumber slice and the remaining whole basil leaf and serve.

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