Cucumber-Mint Infused Vodka Recipe
Cucumber? Mint? Vodka? You might be thinking, “…ick, what a strange flavor combo”. However, this potion has long been a household favorite and many a friend has partaken of this beverage with absolute delight, calling it “liquid summer”. And it’s so unbelievably easy to make it’s almost stupid easy.
Cucumber-Mint Infused Vodka
Pour vodka into large jar.
Peel & seed cucumbers, chop into large chunks and add to vodka.
Cover tightly with saran wrap, add lid and let sit for approximately 4 days.
Add fresh mint, cover and let sit another 3 days.
Because the mint is a stronger flavor than cucumber, it takes much less time to steep flavor into the vodka.
After you have been "cooking" the mint and cukes for a good week, get ready to bottle your potion.
Using a fine mesh sieve and a coffee filter, begin straining your vodka into a large pitcher.
Funnel into 375ml clear wine bottles and cork.
I find I can usually get 8-9 finished bottles per batch.
Very often I will save the booze-soaked cukes for cocktail garnishment.
Ok so you’ve made the infused vodka. Now what do you do with it?
Here are a few of our fave recipes.
Liquid Summer Martini
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, vodka & vermouth.
Shake like a mother, until the flesh of your fingers are fused to the shaker.
Strain into chilled martini glass & garnish with a boozy slice of cucumber.
Fill a glass with simple syrup, mint and lime.
Add ice, vodka and enjoy.
K.I.S.S (keep it simple, stupid)
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