INGREDIENTS

- 1.5 oz. Pearl Cucumber Vodka
- .25 oz. house-made cucumber syrup*
- .5 oz. St. Germaine
- .5 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
- 2 cucumber slices

TO CREATE

1. Muddle the two slices of cucumber with the cucumber syrup.
2. Add all ingredientsto a cocktail mixer and shake.
3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
4. Garnish with cucumber slice.
5. Enjoy!

*Cucumber Syrup
- 1 cup grated cucumber (or can be ground up in a blender)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar

1. Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil.
2. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring on occasion.
3. Strain so there are no chunks of cucumber in the syrup.
4. Cool to room temperature.

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INGREDIENTS
—.5 oz. St-Germain
—.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
—1 strawberry
—1.5 oz. Aviation Gin
—Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic
—fresh mint

DIRECTIONS
Add strawberry to St-Germain and lemon juice; muddle ingredients. Transfer mixture to a shaker tin filled with ice along with gin. Shake and double strain into a martini coupe. Top up with Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic and garnish with a sprig of mint.