French Maid

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Collins
Measuring jigger
Muddler
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Nutrition

196 Calories

Bartender

French Maid image

Serve in

Collins

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 English cucumber peeled
8 fresh Mint leaves
1 12 fl oz Cognac
12 fl oz Velvet Falernum
34 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
13 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1 fl oz Three Cents Ginger Beer
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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."

Origin:

Created in autumn 2008 by Jim Meehan at PDT, New York, USA.

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