Friday, September 01, 2006


Drink of the Week: Cucumber Martini. Hard Boiled.

It was another hot night in LA-LA Land. Me and my two best dames were out on the town, knockin’ back some hootch and inviting danger to come in a little closer.

When we were ready to scram, the Queen of the Valley suggested a hip new joint for us to case.

20 minutes later, we made the scene, only to spot lurking in the doorway, a bouncer big enough to box a gorilla. In no mood to lay out the cabbage to hang out with the palookas, we zotzed that plan and high tailed it back to Ms. McGees to cool our heels and bump gums.

What with the heat creeping up off the flagstones, the only solution for our giggle-juice jones was an icy martini, straight up. Not some fruity concoction they sell to the kids these days. Something real, and real fast.

I think is was McGee who pulled the drink together. Glacial chill, with a hint of something different. It went over big.

So try it doll face, and see how it treats ya.

12 thin slices cucumber
6 oz. Ice cold vodka
1/16th oz. Vermouth

In a cocktail shaker, combine 10 cucumber slices, the vodka and the vermouth. Shake to braise. Pour into two glasses and garnish with additional slices.

Makes two large cocktails


Phyllis: I was just fixing some ice tea; would you like a glass?
Walter Neff: Yeah, unless you got a bottle of beer that's not working.


Hendrix gin would be perfect for this!
Is it very bad that it's breakfast time and I want a cucumber martini?
"Makes two cocktails"

ppppffftbbtbtbtbt yeah, right. :)
I gotta try this with Bombay!
Yum! I can't wait to try one of these. I thouht I'd had every convievable type of martini!
You must try this with Ciroc and a pinch of salt
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