Serve in aCollins glass
Mint sprig speared cucumber slice
How to make:
MUDDLE cucumber in base of shaker. Add next 5 ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with ginger beer.
|3 slice||Cucumber (fresh)|
|8 fresh||Mint leaves|
|1 1/2 fl oz||Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac|
|1/2 fl oz||Difford's Falernum liqueur|
|3/4 fl oz||Lime juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/3 fl oz||Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)|
|1 fl oz||Ginger beer|
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As Jim Meehan said when he gave us this recipe, "This hybrid of Audrey Saunders Gin Gin Mule substitutes cognac for gin and adds falernum and cucumber. Milk & Honey barman Sam Ross has a similar drink made with Bourbon dubbed the Kentucky Maid: consider this her spicy French sister."
Created in autumn 2007 by Jim Meehan at PDT, New York, USA for an art gallery opening hosted by John Pellaton of Hine Cognac.
One serving of French Maid contains 196 calories.