How To Make As Cool As Zeta Cocktail
As Cool As Zeta Cocktail. Expert cocktail maker Mauro Pisano shows us how to make an ‘As Cool As Zeta' - a gin martini flavoured with cucumber. Experience our As Cool As Zeta Cocktail.
Step 1: You will need:
- 1 knife
- 1 chopping board
- 1 blender
- 1 cocktail shaker
- 1 fine cocktail strainer
- 1 martini glass
- 1 25ml shot measure
- 1 50ml shot measure
- 1 5ml bar spoon / teaspoon
- 1 measuring jug
- some measuring spoons
Step 2: Chilled martini glass
Either put the martini glass in the freezer, or fill it with ice, add a little water, and leave it to one side to chill.
Step 3: Cucumber
Use your knife to finely peel half the cucumber. Leave a little of the cucumber skin on to give the drink extra flavour and a light green hue. Don't throw all of the skin away - save a little to garnish the drink.
Step 4: Add the ingredients
Dice the cucumber and add to the blender.
Add 50ml of gin
Next, a couple of coriander leaves
Add one teaspoon of lemon juice
and one teaspoon of sugar syrup.
Step 5: Blend
Turn on the blender and blend for 10 seconds.
Step 6: Pour
Add the contents of the blender to the mixing glass.
Step 7: Ice
Fill the mixing glass with ice cubes
Step 8: Shake
Put the top half of the cocktail shaker on. Slap it down firmly to seal. Hold the top and bottom, and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds.
Step 9: Handy Hint
When there is condensation on the outside of the shaker and it feels very cold, then it's mixed.
Step 10: Release
Tap the side of the shaker to loosen the two halves. Release the top by rocking it back and forth.
Step 11: Double Strain
Open up the shaker and use the cocktail strainer and the fine strainer over the martini glass. Tap the fine strainer to encourage the drink through.
Step 12: Garnish
Add a little of the left over cucumber skin to garnish.