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Try a Cucumber Martini and Help an Elephant

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ZooBallThe giraffes need your help. The lions and the monkeys do, too.

It seems the San Antonio Zoo needs to raise money. It had its ZooBall recently.

To make things a bit tastier, Nieman Marcus created a cocktail in honor of the event. It’s called the ZooBall Cucumber Martini, and it’s as delicious as it is simple to make.

Though the ZooBall has passed, you can still help the animals. Click here for information.

2009 ZooBall Cucumber Martini

3 ounces cucumber purée
1.5 ounces of vodka
3 ounces simple syrup
Fresh lime juice, to taste

In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber until it is well mashed into a purée. Add vodka, simple syrup and lime juice, to taste, along with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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