Cucumber Mint Creole

Pegu Club o Manhattan

Pegu Club co-owner Audrey Saunders used the classic Creole Cocktail--gin, lemon juice and sherry--as the basis for this drink.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink
KEY: Summer, Cocktail Party, Cocktails

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Ingredients

  • 2 mint sprigs
  • 4 unpeeled cucumber wheels
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Dry Sack sherry
  • 1/2 ounce cask-aged aquavit (caraway-flavored distilled spirit), preferably Linie

How to make this recipe

  1. In a pint glass, muddle the leaves from 1 of the mint sprigs with 3 of the cucumber wheels, the lemon juice and the Simple Syrup. Add ice and the gin, sherry and aquavit and stir well. Double strain the drink into a chilled coupe and garnish with the remaining mint sprig and cucumber wheel.
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