This is one of those cocktails that will knock your socks off. I love the freshness of the cucumber juice (save the extra in the fridge) and the tartness of the Cranberry Juice. I used Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry, which is juice with sparkling water so you get the fizz in your cocktail. If you would prefer to use straight cranberry just add a topping of club soda to get your bubbles.
You could use Vodka instead of Gin, but I really loved the taste of Gin with the other flavors.
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- 2 ounces of Gin
- 1 ounce of Cointreau or other triple sec
- ½ ounce of Cucumber Juice
- ½ ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- Pour of Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry or Regular Cranberry Juice
- Slice of Fresh Organic Cucumber
- Fresh Ice
- Grate ½ of Cucumber into a cheesecloth or a mesh sieve and squeeze out all juice. Discard grated cucumber and keep juice.
- In a martini shaker add fresh ice, gin, cointreau, cucumber juice, and lime juice.
- Shake and pour into martini glass, top with Cranberry juice and a slice of cucumber.