Cucumber martinis have been a go-to drink for many vegans and vegetarians. They are also a favorite of many non-vegans and non-vegetarians. If you have ever asked for a “Cucumber Martini” at any bar, you will know that there is more than one way to make such a concoction! This article reveals some interesting details about the drink, including what goes into making it, what variants there are, and where you can try it out.
“Where did he go?”
“He dropped a smoke bomb and vanished behind it and into the Vegas lights.”
He was sitting in his chair one minute, and the next, the chair was empty.
It was a Vegas mystery.
All that was left in his place was this:
Before the vanishing act, he left us with a few lessons.
But first, let me set the stage.
About 31 of us headed out for dinner with Bedros Keulian, Craig Ballantyne, and Jason Ferruggia.
We were at the Brand Steakhouse in the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas.
We had a great dinner, spent time with amazing people, and had wonderful conversations.
How is a Cucumber Martini Made?
Start by taking a large cucumber, peeling it, and blending it with a dash of mint and a splash of soda water to make a cucumber juice cocktail. Pour two shots of vodka or Vodka and Cucumber Juice, one shot of orange liqueur, and a few sprigs of fresh mint into a shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients, and strain them into a martini glass. Garnish the drink with a sprig of mint, and serve chilled.
There are many ways to make a Cucumber Martini at home. The recipe given above is just one of many. You can also make Cucumber Martinis at home by following these recipes – Vodka Cucumber Martini Ingredients Method Gin Cucumber Martini Ingredients Method Cucumber Martinis with Tequila Ingredients Method.
A few lessons came up during the dinner:
- Opportunity – There are endless amounts of opportunities out there. It is up to you to decide and choose which one to put full effort behind.
- Relationships Are Built on Moments – All 31 of us would remember this night. We talk about it for years to come.
- Helping Others Out – Sharing what has worked and asking those who have been there for their help will lead to the greatest amount of success.
Craig dropped an imaginary smoke bomb and vanished into the Vegas lights when he taught the lessons and planned the seeds.
It was classic Craig.
Now, I write this on a plane and reflect on the lessons.
A key thing that leads to being pain-free and returning to what you enjoy is your relationships guiding you in overcoming pain and injury. There is always an opportunity for us to address our injuries and pain. We often avoid dealing with it, hoping it will get better. Remember, when you have found out what has worked for you, make sure to share with others what has worked for you to help them on their journey to becoming pain-free.