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Marigny Brasserie - Cucumber Cosmopolitan

Davedigger Jul 5, 2007 11:47 AM

Do they still make it?

I had a few during Jazzfest a few years ago and still can't get it out of my head. Does anyone know what's in it and how it's made?

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    marchperson RE: Davedigger Jul 5, 2007 12:10 PM

    I wish I could say I had the Cucumber Cosmopolitan because it sounds wonderful. I love the Brasserie and have had some really good food there. I hope someone remembers how this drink is made. I am going to keep checking this message for the recipe.

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      kkak RE: Davedigger Jul 5, 2007 05:05 PM

      Here's a couple that might get you what you want.

      Ingredients:

      ¼ cucumber
      1½ ounces Skyy Melon
      ½ ounce lime juice
      Method:
      Peel the cucumber, slice into quarters, and remove the seeds. Using a grater with small-size holes, grate ¼ of the cucumber into a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients, shake vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.


      OR:

      Cucumber Martini
      Even for martini purists, this drink is a revelation. Substitute bison grass vodka for cucumber vodka for an even more interesting taste sensation.



      Ingredients:
      1 teaspoon Special Syrup
      1/3 inch slice of cucumber, peeled (retain peel for garnish)
      2 ounces plain vodka
      2 ounces Polstar� cucumber vodka
      Ice

      Directions:
      1. Mash the cucumber with the cooled Special Syrup in a cocktail shaker.

      2. Add plain and cucumber vodka.

      3. Add ice, and shake vigorously.

      4. Remove cucumber.

      5. Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with the reserved curly strip of cucumber peel. Serves one.

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        Davedigger RE: kkak Jul 6, 2007 08:30 AM

        Thanks!

        The first one isn't it, but the second looks like it's got potential. I'll give it a go tonight. :)

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          kkak RE: Davedigger Jul 6, 2007 10:40 AM

          Davedigger,

          Let me know how that turns out.

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          Davedigger RE: kkak Jul 6, 2007 10:59 AM

          Darn!

          Can't get cucumber vodka in Canada, nor even Skyy Melon. I can't try making either! :(

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            kkak RE: Davedigger Jul 6, 2007 11:23 AM

            Try this for your cucumber vodka.

            Cucumber Vodka

            1 cup English (hothouse) cucumber, sliced
            One 750-ml bottle good-quality vodka

            Place the cucumber in a large glass container, add the vodka, and cap tightly. Let stand at room temperature for 3 weeks, shaking gently every couple of days. Taste for the preferred flavor intensity, allowing it to infuse for up to another week if needed. (Do not allow it to infuse any longer than 2 weeks, or a bitter flavor will result.) Strain the infused vodka into the original bottle. Cap tightly, label, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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              Davedigger RE: kkak Jul 6, 2007 12:08 PM

              I'm going to try using a number of combinations of cucumber drink recipes with regular vodka tonight. If nothing comes close, I'll make a bottle of the cuc vodka. Thanks for that recipe too.

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            marchperson RE: kkak Jul 12, 2007 10:36 AM

            Thanks. can't wait to try one of these...probably the first one.

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