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Cucumber-Ginger Fizzes


To make these cocktails, cucumber-infused vodka is garnished with cucumber ribbon and mixed with ginger simple syrup.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2008


  • 1 1/2 cups vodka
  • 2 English cucumbers; 1 peeled and coarsely chopped, 1 left whole
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 bottles (750 mL each) sparkling water
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Ginger Simple Syrup


  1. Put vodka and chopped cucumber in a nonreactive container. Refrigerate 1 hour. Strain; discard cucumber. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to use, up to 2 days.

  2. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the remaining cucumber lengthwise into wide strips; discard seeds.

  3. Fill eight tumblers with ice. Add 3 cucumber strips and 3 tablespoons infused vodka to each glass. Squeeze, then drop, a lime wedge into each. Top with sparkling water; stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons syrup.

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  • wdcnc
    15 AUG, 2012
    I made this recipe as a drink special at the bar I work at and it was amazing! I cut up the cuke and sprinkled it with red pepper flakes and put it in a cheesecloth with the vodka for about an hour, strained it, then added some mint in the ginger simple syrup I made. The little bit of spice from the red pepper flakes was perfect and I highly recommend trying it! Also, instead of soda water I used some Prosecco we had around. I will make this again!
  • jolenestokesbe
    18 MAR, 2012
    This recipe was delicious! I'm a bartender and this was, you don't even know. Seriously all of my friends thoroughly enjoyed this and it was fun to make. I followed the directions to the t. One tablespoon of simple syrup was the perfect amount.
  • guitar4me86398
    12 SEP, 2011
    I think this would work wonderfully with gin. In my experience infusing vodka with cucumber -- it takes longer than an hour of infusion to get the flavor really in there. I think we left ours infusing for a couple of days. Then throw out the cucumber -- do not be tempted to eat it! This is a great summer cocktail... and cucumber vodka is great with so many different mixers. Experiment :)
  • KateMcAtkins
    20 JUN, 2011
    Looks great- do you think it would work with gin?