Friday, May 15, 2009

A Green Greyhound and an Amazing Coincidence

I posted my recipe for the drink using Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka last night. Now, to my knowledge, that isn't a widely known or wildly popular vodka. Imagine my surprise when, while reading today's am New York I came across this recipe for the Zen Martini:

2 ounces organic cucumber vodka
3/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup (half sugar and half water)
1/4 ounce cucumber juice
a fingerful (whatever the hell that is) of mint

Put all of the ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass.

Sounds good, but why, oh why, does everyone call these concoctions a martini of some sort?

Anyway, most people know that vodka and orange juice is a Screwdriver. Most people, and this includes bartenders, don't know that vodka and grapefruit juice is a Greyhound. Maybe I should name my drink a Green Greyhound. The drink isn't really green, but cucumbers are green and the vodka is organic.