You might call it an ultra-premium match made in cocktail heaven. Imagine an all natural, low calorie mixer made with the freshest juices and sweeteners from mother nature paired with a hand-crafted, small batch vodka distilled in the Green Mountain state…except, you don’t have to imagine it…it actually happened.
The full line of Drink Skinny Cocktail Mixers is now available at the Vermont Spirits Distilling Company gift shop in Quechee, Vt! And if you ask nicely, they might even let you sample them together.
To celebrate this new “partnership,” we decided to create a recipe that would really accentuate the crisp flavor of the Vermont Gold vodka that’s become our new favorite. Although this Drink Skinny® cucumber martini recipe is a little unconventional, we think you’ll be surprised at how light and smooth it is. It might even become your new favorite!
Drink Skinny® Cucumber Martini Recipe (featuring Vermont Gold vodka)
1.5 oz shot Vermont Spirits Gold vodka
2 oz Drink Skinny Original Margarita Mix
1 med cucumber
2 lime wedges
kosher salt & cayenne pepper
1) Place kosher salt & cayenne pepper on a plate, making sure to add enough cayenne pepper to make the mixture mostly reddish-orange.
2) Rub the juice of one of the lime wedges around the rim of a martini glass, & place glass upside down on the salt and cayenne pepper mixture; set aside.
3) Peel & slice cucumber into thin slices. Places slices in a blender or chopper & blend until mixture is like pulp. Strain into a cup measure until you have 1/4 cup of juice.
4) Add vodka, Drink Skinny, cucumber juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker & shake vigorously. Pour into the rimmed martini glass & enjoy!