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Recipe: EASTER WEEK: CUCUMBER GIMLETS

The big Easter meal will be served on Sunday, so this week, we'll offer some recipe ideas for making it special. This refreshing green cocktail will give your guests a sip of spring. It was originally published in Bon Appetit magazine in July of 2006.

INGREDIENTS

2 large cucumbers (1 1/2 lbs. total)

1/2 cup gin

4 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup ice cubes

4 lime slices

DIRECTIONS

Slice four 1/4-inch-thick slices from 1 cucumber. Peel and coarsely chop remaining cucumbers; transfer to processor and puree until smooth. Pour through fine strainer set over large bowl, pressing on solids in strainer. Discard solids in strainer.

Mix 1 cup cucumber juice, gin, lime juice, and sugar in pitcher; stir until sugar dissolves. Add ice; mix well. Immediately strain mixture into 4 small martini glasses. Garnish with lime and cucumber slices and serve.

Makes 4.

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