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Serves : Makes 1 drink

South • Raleigh, NC This drink started as a gin martini; then partner John Lambrakis consulted pastry chef Eric Akbari, who suggested adding melon granita to make it more refreshing. The result, according to Lambrakis, was a cocktail that says "summer." Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

How to Make It

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In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 of the cucumber wheels with the mint and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the gin, Honeydew Granita and lemon juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and float the remaining cucumber wheel on the surface of the drink.

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