Cucumber Mint Martini

Ingredients
1 cup chopped cucumber, peeled and deseeded
6 sprigs mint
3 oz. dry gin
1 oz. Cointreau
2 Tablespoons simple syrup
2 oz. soda

Method
In cocktail shaker:
Muddle cucumber and 4 mint sprigs
Add gin, Cointreau, simple syrup and soda
Shake vigorously
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with mint sprig

Variations
Substitute triple sec for Cointreau, add 1 Tablespoon simple syrup

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