French Maid

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Ingredients

Barware

Collins glass
Measuring jigger
Muddler
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Nutrition

There are approximately 201 calories in one serving of French Maid.

Bartender

French Maid image

Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

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 peeled (English)
8 fresh Mint leaves
1 1/2 fl oz Cognac VSOP
1/2 fl oz Falernum liqueur
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1 fl oz Thomas Henry Ginger Beer
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Our comment:

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."

History:

Created in autumn 2007 by Jim Meehan at PDT, New York, USA for an art gallery opening hosted by John Pellaton of Hine Cognac.

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