The Cucumber Hero

“Bright, fresh, green cucumber juice in your Bloody Mary will make you feel on top of the world when paired with the mild spice of TABASCO Green Sauce.”

Rob Simpson, The Clove Club, London

Serves: 1


Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber (to make 50ml cucumber juice)
  • 40ml London Dry Gin
  • 15ml dry vermouth
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 5ml TABASCO® Green Sauce
  • Pinch of salt

Garnish:

  • 1 baby pickled gherkin

Preparation

  1. For the cucumber juice, cut one cucumber into 6 smaller pieces (no need to peel or de-seed) and pass through a juicer or blender. If using a blender, strain the juice through a fine muslin cloth into a glass. Any leftover juice will keep in the fridge for around 2 days.
  2. For the cocktail, combine all the ingredients, including the cucumber juice, in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake vigorously for 8 seconds. Strain through a fine cocktail strainer into a chilled coupette, or margarita glass. Garnish with the baby pickled gherkin.