The Modern Martini

Serving Size: 8

This lime-and-cilantro-infused cocktail will appeal to both Gimlet and Martini drinkers. We like to use Tanqueray for its strong juniper and spice profile.

Cilantro Lime Gin

  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 750-ml bottle London dry gin
  • 3 cup resh cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • 0.25 cup fresh lime juice
  1. Combine sugar and 2 tablespoons hot water in a large jar, cover, and shake until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add gin, cilantro, and lime juice (save gin bottle for finished product).
  3. Cover and chill 2 days.
  4. Strain into a medium bowl; discard cilantro.
  5. Pour cilantro-lime gin back into reserved bottle.


  • 8 lime twists or rounds
  1. For each cocktail, pour 3 ounces cilantro-lime gin into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover; shake until cocktail shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with lime.
  2. DO AHEAD: Cilantro-Lime Gin can be made 1 month ahead. Keep chilled.

Recipe courtesy of: The Modern in NYC
Image Credit: Matt Duckor

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