Zucchini-Tinis

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

Leftover zucchini water can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Unfiltered sake has a smooth floral flavor, and it's a great match with gin. The mild cucumberlike flavor of zucchini will give you an elegant, beautiful cocktail your guests will talk about for weeks. If you really want to go all out, float a tiny organic orchid blossom in it for an extra special event.
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Ingredients

zucchini water:
1 large zucchini
kosher salt
zucchini tinis:
2 tbsp. simple syrup, recipe follows
2 tbsp. zucchini water
1/2 cup unfiltered sake, cold
1/4 cup ginger
2 thin round slices zucchini per drink, for garnish
simple syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the zucchini water, grate the zucchini on large holes of box grater and pit in fine mesh sieve over bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and let stand for 15 minutes. Press zucchini to extract as much water as possible.
2
to make simple syrup, put sugar and water in small pan and bring to simmer over medium heat. Stir til sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and use at once or store in airtight container in refrigerator up to a month.
3
to make the zucchini tinis, put the simple syrup, zucchini water, sake, and gin into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into two chilled martini glasses. Put the thinly sliced zucchini rounds on top as garnish and serve. Makes 2 cocktails.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails