Recipe: Cucumber, Gin and Sherry Twist
Cucumbers are the unusual ingredient behind this drink. (David Karp / For the Times)
Total time: 5 minutes
Note: From Colin Campbell of BLT Steak. Campbell uses Tio Pepe sherry, available at fine-wine merchants. To make simple syrup, heat equal amounts of sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool before using.
2 ounces chopped cucumber, plus 1 slice for garnish
2 ounces Hendrick's gin
1/2 ounce dry fino sherry
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Place the cucumber in a shaker and muddle. Add the gin, sherry, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a martini glass, making sure the cucumber seeds are strained out. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.
Each serving: 208 calories; 0 protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 3 mg. sodium.
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