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This recipe is from Season 3 of 5 Ingredient Fix
To make the zucchini water::
Grate the zucchini on the large holes of a box grater and put it in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl; sprinkle with a pinch of salt and let stand for 15 minutes. Press the zucchini to extract as much water as possible.
Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat; stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and transfer to an airtight container. Syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
To make the cocktail::
Put the simple syrup, zucchini water, sake, and gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Float a zucchini slice in each drink and serve immediately.
Cook's Note: Leftover zucchini water can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Makes 2 cocktails.
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