Cucumber Cosmopolitan

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The bartenders at Great Bay restaurant in Boston make their spin on a Cosmopolitan with Hendrick's, a Scottish gin that's infused with both cucumber and rose petals. The simply made cucumber water adds an extra layer of refreshing cucumber flavor to this cocktail.

Cucumber Cosmopolitan, Great Bay, Boston
Photo: © Frances Janisch
Yield:
1 serving

Ingredients

Cucumber Water

  • 1/2 medium seedless cucumber

Cosmopolitan

  • Ice

  • 2 ounces gin

  • 1 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec

  • 1 ounce white cranberry juice

  • 1/2 ounce Cucumber Water

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 1 cucumber spear

Directions

Make the Cucumber Water

  1. Set a cheesecloth-lined strainer over a bowl. Grate the cucumber into the strainer, then twist and squeeze the cheesecloth to extract as much of the liquid as possible. Transfer to a container, cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Make the Cosmopolitan

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the cucumber spear and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the cucumber spear.

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