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Your Next Martini Needs Sake and Cucumber Ice Cubes

Cucumbers: Far from just a thing you slice up and put over your eyelids if you're at a spa and feeling super-fancy, they also make for an ultra-refreshing cocktail additive. Case in point: DrinksMadeEasy's sake-tini, which has cucumber ice cubes (fancy!), sake (interesting!), and vodka (obviously). Give your martini skills a boost and check out the video to see how it's done. 


Yield: 1 cocktail

  • 1½ ounces sake
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • 3 cucumber ice cubes
    • 1 cucumber
  • Cucumber slices, to garnish
  • To make the cucumber ice cubes, take the cucumber and chop it up. Place it in a food processor or blender, and blitz well. Use a fine mesh strainer to extract the pulp, and pour the juice into an ice cube tray or desired mold. Freeze overnight.
  • To make the cocktail, combine the sake and vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass or coupe. Add a cucumber ice cube and garnish with a cucumber slice. Serve.

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