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.
2 large cucumbers (1 1/2 lbs. total)
1/2 cup gin
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4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup ice cubes
4 lime slices
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.