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Cucumber Lemonade & Martini Recipe from Relish

Relish Cucumber Lemonade

credit: Jenny Turknett

As John Kessler reported yesterday, Relish Restaurant in Roswell plans to close after New Year’s Eve. Because Relish is located in my neck of the woods, I have been there more than a time or two and have a couple of favorites there. So, my first thought upon hearing the news was, “Oh no! The cucumber lemonade martini!”

How I adore the fresh, rejuvenating feeling I get from the cucumber lemonade at Relish. I hated to see this gem vanish at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve along with the restaurant itself.

I mentioned this concern to the folks at Relish and they reassured me that the ever-popular cucumber lemonade and martini would make their way onto the menu of Condiment Group’s newest Mexican concept, Pico Auténtico. But to allay my fears, they graciously agreed to share the recipe.

Now you can make it at home for yourself and a dozen friends. Note that the recipe makes about a gallon.

Cucumber Lemonade

(Courtesy of Relish Restaurant)

  • 2 cucumbers, juiced
  • 3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 cups simple syrup (2 cups warm water + 4 cups sugar, mix until dissolved)

Makes about 1 gallon.

Martini

To make it a Martini, add 2 ounces of Vodka to 6 ounces of chilled lemonade and shake.

Now off to get a juicer for those cucumbers…

– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.

5 comments Add your comment

PJ

November 3rd, 2010
2:53 pm

Always one of my favorites there too – thanks for sharing this. Too bad my cucumber plants are done for the season – would have been a great use for all those cukes. Maybe next year I won’t have to make so many pickles…

Bride of Puerquito

November 3rd, 2010
2:59 pm

…and the word “Martini” still gets misused. Just because someone is putting a cocktail in a “martini” glass (its called a cocktail glass) does not make it a “martini”.

Elsa

November 3rd, 2010
3:58 pm

Great job snagging the recipe, Jenny! Thanks! Love all the condiment group restaurants so I’m sure this new one will be great. Do you know where it is going to be located?

Jenny Turknett

November 3rd, 2010
5:47 pm

Thanks, Elsa. It is going to reopen in the Relish space. I’m told that they are going to completely revamp the interior to mesh with the new Mexican theme.

sb

November 3rd, 2010
9:07 pm

Well, bless your little pea-pickin’ heart! I have tried to replicate at home and it was never quite the same. I even bought a juicer for my cucumbers! Lime juice was my missing link!