- 1 large zucchini
- Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup, recipe follows
- 2 tablespoons zucchini water
- 1/2 cup unfiltered sake, cold
- 1/4 cup ounces gin
- 2 thin slices zucchini, for garnish
To make the zucchini water: Grate the zucchini on the large holes of a box grater and put it in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl; sprinkle with a pinch of salt and let stand for 15 minutes. Press the zucchini to extract as much water as possible.
To make the cocktail: Put the simple syrup, zucchini water, sake, and gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Float a zucchini slice in each drink and serve immediately.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat; stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and transfer to an airtight container. Syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Cook's Note: Leftover zucchini water can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Per Serving: Calories: 168; Total Fat: 0 grams; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Protein: 0 grams; Total carbohydrates: 10 grams; Sugar: 6 grams; Fiber: 0 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 123 milligrams