Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fresh Mint Martini

I affectionately call this cocktail my vodka mojito. This is a perfect Summer cocktail. This one is calling your name, give it a try!


Fresh Mint Martini
Serves 1 (easily doubled)
Recipe from Food Network

Combine 1 or 2 slices cucumber, 4 or 5 mint leaves, 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1 teaspoon sugar in a shaker and crush with a muddler or spoon.  Add 3 ounces gin or vodka and fill with ice.  Cover and shake, then strain through a sieve into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Enjoy!
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55 comments:

Chef E said...

Now that I would love to try! Intriguing drinks you post my dear!

Pam said...

I always have tons of mint in the summer. I am happy to know that I just drink it up!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Yes, this drink does have my name written all over it! Lovely refreshing drink for Summer.

Julie said...

Beautiful cocktail!! We made basil mojitos last summer. THey were delicious. Fun to experiment with herbs for cocktails.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I was just over at Chef E's site. She says she's headed your way. Keep the martinis cold.
Sam

Sandi said...

hahah Velva...yup it is definitely calling my name...LOL!! That looks real good!!!

LaDivaCucina said...

Velva, I prefer to make a mint sugar syrup to avoid the little mint bits in my drink and on my teeth! Nice refreshing combo with the cucumber.

Ana Powell said...

I must try, lovely photo x

Rebecca said...

Mmmhmmm... yes, that's calling my name! I think we could be great friends :)

Debbi Smith said...

Excellent! You coming over tonight with one of these?

Andrea said...

The cucumber intrigues me, I can bet that this is delicious!

Kim said...

Yum - I would definitely love to have this one. It's the perfect palate cleanser, errr.....at least that's what I'd tell myself;D

Brenda said...

I love mojitos and I love martinis. Great combination, can't wait to try this.

doggybloggy said...

I agree with the mint sugar syrup and then float a mint sprig on the cuke - this drink sounds killer!

Fred said...

Your husband sure can shake up a mean cocktail. You are one lucky woman.

Anncoo said...

Beautiful cocktail! Very nice click too!

Mimi said...

I can always count on you to come up with an intriguing cocktail.
Mimi

Hungry Dog said...

Well, it is almost derby day and time for mint juleps--mint martinis will do!

Barbara said...

I love your drink recipes, Velva!
And you've come up with another winner. This looks wonderful!

From the Kitchen said...

How early is too early for that martini?

Best,
Bonnie

Marguerite said...

Love this Vodka Mojito! Looks so cool and refreshing! And I think it's calling my name, too! Cheers, cher!

Jhonny walker said...

Hello Velva!

long time no see? but what a come back..with this martini. My fave drink and will be making this for sure :)

JW

Pam said...

Well, I think this is calling my name! Love mojitos and this sounds delicious with the cucumber, a perfect warm weather cocktail! Cheers!

Rambling Tart said...

Oooo, I LOVE this, Velva!! I've been pondering drinks to serve at my housewarming on Sunday and this fits the bill beautifully! :-)

Nancy said...

So refreshing, a perfect summer cocktail! Must try this.

a-man said...

Wow! What an appetizing drink. Nice light green.
Thank you!

Cheers!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love martinis and this looks so refreshing!

TKW said...

I love a woman with a good cocktail recipe!

Sues said...

Oh, this is definitely calling my name! And would be perfect for this weekend when Boston is getting some super warm weather!

Cathy said...

Oooh, this looks divine. Love the cucumber and mint going on here. Perfect for a nice summer evening.

Danielle said...

YES!! It's calling my name...after such a long week (which isn't over yet)...I wish there was one waiting for me at home

teresa said...

pure refreshment, love it!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I have fresh mint in the fridge right now. And gin. I think I'll give this a try...tomorrow night!

Angie's Recipes said...

Never had one with mint....very interesting!

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

Hey, that might make a great margarita substitute for chili. Made a great pot of chili last weekend--the recipe's on the blog.

Bo said...

Martinis are just a little too strong for me...I'm really more of a beer and wine person...but if I chug the first one...the 2nd one goes down fine...lol

Subhie Arun said...

wow this is really v interesting n invitin...mint flavor

5 Star Foodie said...

A beautiful martini, so lovely with mint!

buffalodick said...

An attractive drink, for sure!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

This is a hot drink in NYC right now and every bar/restaurant has a special name for it. There's the 'Jimmie' at Norwood (after Jimmie Hendricks) where they insist on making it with gin instead of vodka and countless other places serving it under different frou frou names. But you're right - at its heart it's simply a vodka mojito with cucumber, isn't it?

The cucumber really really makes it. I would imagine even cuke haters would find it irresistible. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe - now I can make it at home and call it whatever I want:)

http://meatandpotatoesfoodie.blogspot.com/

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Love your cocktails! They always look so inviting!

theUngourmet said...

I love that frosty glass! I could go for one of these right now. So refreshing!

3 hungry tummies said...

Calling my name indeed! I will try this when my friends come over tonight!
Have a good weekend Velva

Jay said...

Hy Velva,

First time here...Lovely collection of healthy recipes you have...Happy to follow u...Do drop in at my blog sometime...

That's a fantastic click!

tasteofbeirut said...

wow if I only knew it was that easy I would have been a happy hour at home with a martini kind of gal! Lovely!

Chris said...

I have the most fertile mint plants in the world in my front yard so I'm always looking for new ways to use it.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Velva, this drink has my name all over it! :-) I love martinis! I grow spearmint and peppermint herbs in flower pots in my garden. Thanks!

Raina said...

Oooh! I want one now! This would go so good with that burger you made the other day.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Oh, delicious! I'm going to have to have one (or err, a few) of these before it gets too chilly round here. I have my own mint but sadly my lime is too much of a baby to give me any fruity goodness quite yet.

Elizabeth and Jared said...

On a hot summers day I dont think there would be anything better! Love the cucumber! got some extra for my eyes in the morning???

Foodycat said...

Oh yes! This one is definitely calling my name!

merrilymarylee said...

I LOVE that you have an index!!!

Anne said...

ooh that sounds good. wonder how it would taste with white lightning. but I'll try it with gin first!

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

What a beautiful picture! I just wish it would hurry up and get warm enough here in Seattle to actually sit out on the patio with an icy cold drink!

Flaurella said...

Not sure about the sugar but trying it just as you suggest, except with Hendrick's Gin, which we usually drink with cucumbers but never thought of the mint, lime or sugar.

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