Muddled fresh cucumber, mint and jalapeno all give this kicky little tipple the most soothing flavor. That is how Toni, over at Boulder Locavore, describes her Feisty Cucumber Mint Martini. Sounds like an intersting combo with the mix of coolness and heat, and one we’d definitely be up for trying!
Feisty Cucumber Mint Martini
2 ¼-inch slices Cucumber
6 large Mint leaves
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed Lime Juice
¼ teaspoon fresh, seeded, diced Jalapeno pepper
1 teaspoon granulated Sugar
3 ounces chilled Vodka
Muddle together the cucumber slices, mint leaves, lime juice, sugar and jalapeno. Combine the muddled ingredients in a shaker with the vodka and ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Note: the spiciness of jalapeno peppers can vary greatly. If you taste the muddled ingredients and would like more heat, muddle additional jalapeno (1/8 teaspoon at a time) to reach your preferred spice. The drink should be balanced between the refreshing ingredients and the heat. Also once shaken with ice, the heat becomes less prominent.