Old Maid

from PDT

  • 2 oz. Plymouth Gin
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • .75 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 6 leaves Mint
  • 3 slices Cucumber
  • 1 sprig Mint (Garnish)
  • 1 slice of Cucumber (Garnish)

Muddle the cucumber and mint with simple syrup. Add everything else, then shake with ice and finestrain over one large cube into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a mint sprig poked through a slice of cucumber.

One evening, Lynette Marrero sauntered into East Side Company Bar and requested a gin drink mixed with cucumber. Sam mixed her a gimlet with muddled cucumber and mint he dubbed the "Old Maid." —Sam Ross, New York, 2004