What could be cooler than a cucumber martini? Why, an herbal cucumber martini. Muddle a handful of chervil with cucumber and lime juice in a mortar, and infuse it into gin with a splash of dry white vermouth, then strain it into a martini glass. Elegant and sophisticated, it’s light-years away from those terribly sweet martini variations.
From the story: Herbal cocktails, anyone?
Muddle the cucumber, chervil leaves and lime juice together in a mortar.
Pour the mixture into a glass measuring cup or small pitcher and add the gin and vermouth. Allow to infuse for 5 minutes.
Add the ice cubes and stir until the drink is chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, pressing to extract any juices.
Garnish with a sprig of chervil and a peeled cucumber strip on a bamboo skewer.
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