Cucumber-Mint Martini
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Cucumber-Mint Martini

Prep: 10 minutes • Serves: 1

1 cup ice
1 (3-inch) piece peeled cucumber, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1/2 cup)
10 fresh mint leaves plus additional sprig for garnish
2 fluid ounces (1/4 cup) gin or vodka
1 fluid ounce (2 tablespoons) apple juice
1/2 fluid ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
1-1/2 teaspoons light agave nectar

1.Place ice in martini glass to chill. In cocktail shaker, with large spoon or muddler, mash cucumber pieces. Add mint leaves; with spoon, gently press leaves into cucumber.

2.Add remaining ingredients and ice (in glass) to shaker. Shake vigorously until frost appears on exterior of shaker; strain through fine-mesh strainer into martini glass and garnish with mint sprig, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 martini):
185 Calories, 0g Fat (0g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
5mg Sodium, 14g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 0g Protein