French Maid

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (38 ratings)

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 (fresh)
8 fresh Mint leaves
1 1/2 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
1/2 fl oz Difford's Falernum liqueur
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1 fl oz Thomas Henry Ginger Beer
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Review:

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.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 13.63% alc./vol. (27.26° proof)
  • 16.7 grams of pure alcohol
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Easy Jigger image

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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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