Mixin It Up: Effen’s Cucumber Martini

Mixin It Up: Effen’s Cucumber Martini

Very few people in the world are recognized as true pioneers within their art.  However, Dushan Zaric is just that, a true innovator in an industry already known for its wild minds and unabashed willingness to push the limits.  Widely recognized as an industry leader, Zaric is “the cocktail mastermind behind world-famous New York bars Employees Only and Macao Trading Co.”.  In a statement from Effen, “Dushan specializes in crafting cocktails with a classic inspiration, and then update it with modern twists and extraordinary ingredients.” In keeping with the following week’s classic cocktail mixologies, here’s one more cocktail that is sure to remind you of something comfortably familiar, but with a twist of uniqueness.

Effen’s Cucumber Martini

2 parts Effen Cucumber Vodka

1 ¼ parts Sweet White Vermouth

¼ part Absinthe

1 thin Cucumber

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass.  Add large, cold ice and stir for about 40 revolutions.  Strain into a chilled cocktail-martini glass and garnish with a cucumber wheel.

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