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Silver Monk
© Tina Rupp

Silver Monk

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Mixologist Philip Ward • Mayahuel, NYC

Big grains of salt rim many a margarita glass. But as this cocktail proves, a pinch of salt can add complexity to sophisticated bittersweet drinks.

cocktails Glassware Guide

  1. 2 cucumber slices, plus 1 cucumber spear for garnish
  2. 8 mint leaves
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  5. Ice
  6. 2 ounces blanco tequila
  7. 3/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
  8. 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices with 7 of the mint leaves, the salt and the Simple Syrup. Add ice and the tequila, Chartreuse and lime juice and shake well. Fine-strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the cucumber spear and remaining mint leaf.