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two cucumber martini with cucumber ribbon garnish

Cucumber Martini

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 martini 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • Cuisine: American


Here is a Cucumber Martini recipe that will have you swooning after the first sip! It’s an irresistibly cooling cocktail made with only 5 ingredients to enjoy all spring and summer long!



3 thick (1 ½ inch) cucumber slices


2 ounces vodka or gin

½ ounce dry vermouth

½ ounce fresh lime juice

½ tsp simple syrup, optional

Cucumber ribbon, for garnish


  1. Muddle cucumber: In a cocktail shaker muddle together the cucumber slices until the juices have released and they are smashed.
  2. Shake: Add ice, vodka or gin, vermouth, lime juice, and simple syrup, if using. Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a martini glass. 
  3. Garnish: With a vegetable peeler, peel the cucumber at a horizontal angle to create a cucumber ribbon. Garnish martini glass and enjoy!


How to muddle cucumber: Slice into 1 1/2 inch thick slices and place in the bottom of your cocktail shaker (no need to peel or remove the seeds!). Muddle with a muddler or small wooden rolling pin until the juices release and they look smashed.

Keywords: cucumber, summer, cocktail