Today’s lemon martini features lemon infused vodka. So you should go make some. In case you don’t remember, it’s the same infused vodka we used in the Lemon Basil Vodka Cocktail and the Clementine Martini.
The inspiration for today’s martini comes from my friend Christine, a Santa Cruz blogger. She was kind enough to hang out with me for a few hours when I vacationed in her town. And she is also kind enough to send me the list of ingredients when she has a good cocktail.
So, back to this lemon martini. As I mentioned before it has lemon infused vodka.
It also has fresh basil and cucumber all muddled together with a little bit more lemon.
At that point, I decided the drink needed something else. And I knew just what that something else was going to be
If you don’t know what that is, it’s a rum based liqueur made with pure sugar cane, lime, almond, cloves and spices. it’s really good in drinks such as the Raspberry Mojito and the Cantaloupe Martini.
If you have a sweet tooth, you might want to also add a little bit of simple syrup. But try it without first.
What I really love about this cocktail is that it can be made using ingredients from the garden (minus the lemon – unless you live in a sunny state where you can grow your own lemons. I guess you would also have to buy the booze).Lemon Zipper Martini
How to make a lemon, basil, cucumber martiniAuthor: The MixologistsServes: 1Ingredients
- 3 cucumber slices
- 4-5 basil leaves
- 2 ounces Citrus Vodka (or Lemon Infused Vodka)
- ¾ ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ ounce Velvet Falernum
- ¼-1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Muddle cucumber, basil, and fresh squeezed lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
- Add vodka, falernum, and simple syrup with ice.
- Shake and strain into martini glass.
- Garnish with a lemon peel.