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Cucumber Mint Creole

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Pegu Club • Manhattan

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

  1. 2 mint sprigs
  2. 4 unpeeled cucumber wheels
  3. 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  4. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  5. Ice
  6. 1 1/2 ounces gin
  7. 1/2 ounce Dry Sack sherry
  8. 1/2 ounce cask-aged aquavit (caraway-flavored distilled spirit), preferably Linie
  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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