French Maid

Difford's Guide



Collins glass
Measuring jigger
Fine sieve


There are approximately 200 calories in one serving of French Maid.


French Maid image

Serve in a

Collins 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 English cucumber peeled
8 fresh Mint leaves
1 12 fl oz Cognac VSOP
12 fl oz Taylor's Velvet Falernum liqueur
34 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
13 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."


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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