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Recipe: Cucumber, Gin and Sherry Twist

 

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

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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