Herbal and complex Averna combines with mint and cucumber in a refreshing sip-on-the-patio beverage.
|1⁄2||oz||Gin, Death's Door|
In a shaker, muddle the mint, cucumber and simple syrup. Add the Averna, gin and lime juice, and fill with ice. Shake well and double strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda, stir gently, and garnish with a mint sprig and cucumber wheel.
I think this cocktail may have been Suzanne Taliericio's entry to the 2008 Averna Cocktail Contest. She is in the picture here of the finalists. http://www.domaineselect.com/PDFs/Reviews6228.pdf