Cucumber, Gin and Sherry Twist

Time 5 minutes
Yields Serves 1
Cucumber, Gin and Sherry Twist

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.

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.

Betty Hallock was the deputy Food editor, covering all things food and drink for the Saturday section and Daily Dish blog. She started at The Times in 2001 in the Business section and previously worked on the National desk at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She’s a graduate of UCLA and New York University.
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