1 1⁄2 oz Cognac, Hine
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
3⁄4 oz Simple syrup
4 sli Cucumber
8 lf Mint (6-8)
1 spg Mint (as garnish)
Instructions

Muddle cukes and mint in simple, then combine all, shake, and strain. Garnish with a mint sprig through a cucumber wheel.

Notes

Meehan's take on Sam Ross' Maid cocktail format, normally just a spirit with lime, sugar, mint, and cucumber and named for the provenance of the spirit (e.g., Kentucky Maid for bourbon).

Cocktail summary
Created by
Jim Meehan, PDT, NYC.
Year
2008
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

PDT Cocktail Book, p. 128.

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Average
4 stars
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  • very sweet as written. Next time will go much lighter on the simple — ★★★★
  • Wow! Crowd pleaser! — ★★★★★
  • Excellent for summer. — ★★★★★
  • Terrific! 5/5 build the garnish with a low center of gravity or it will capsize! — ★★★★★
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Comments

Made with a cheap brandy and homemade falernum and it was fantastic. I was trepidatious about shaking the carbonated ginger beer so I added it after the shake. (Does that go without saying, along with the double strain?) 5/5