A twist on the classic Martini, the Cucumber Vodka Martini is a crisp and refreshing cocktail – but don’t stress it’s still just as sophisticated and as cool as the original. Perfect for summer and relatively easy to make, pair this cocktail with your next BBQ with friends.
Skin, seed and chop cucumber into chunks.
Place the cucumber chunks into a cocktail shaker with torn basil and simple syrup, and muddle to release juice from the cucumber.
Add lime juice, vodka and a generous handful of ice into the cocktail shaker, cover with lid and shake energetically.
Once the exterior of the shaker is frosty cold, strain into a martini glass. Garnish with basil and finely sliced cucumber.