You can thank my Facebook friends for this Cucumber Dill Martini recipe. You see, earlier this week, I saw something I didn’t recognize at a grocery store. I posted a photo of this unknown herb on my Facebook page and asked what it was. Lots of people responded to let me know that it was dill. I was very interested to learn about this pretty, flowery herb. Turns out, this type of dill has a strong flavor and is often used in pickling. I thought that was the end of it until I came across this a couple days later: A dill pickle martini. Of course I also had to share this gem with my Facebook pals and ask if they would drink such a thing. The responses were mixed, and all this got me thinking. Would I drink a pickle martini? I do like pickles, but that dill pickle spear in a martini glass just isn’t my thing, delicious or not. (As an aside, this just reminded me that the skating rink I went to as a kid sold pickle juice popsicles in the snack bar, and I could never bring myself to try one of those either.) Finding out about pickle cocktails and flowering dill in the same week inspired me to create my own dill-tastic cocktail. I wanted all the cucumber and dill without any of the vinegar or artificial colors. The cucumber dill martini I am bringing you is gorgeous to look at and has a subtle dill flavor. If you aren’t able to find this type of dill (I’ve only seen it at this one store EVER), then try it with baby dill instead. Cheers!
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