Posts tagged English Cucumber Cooler
Improvised Cucumber

2 oz dry gin

½ oz Dolin Blanc vermouth

¼ oz Cocchi Americano

½ - ¾ oz English Cucumber Cooler or Cucumber, Mint and Lime Shrub

Mint

salt

citrus bitters

Gently muddle mint in a shaker, just pressing until bruised, add ice, gin, vermouth, americano, the Potents and a pinch of salt. Stir well and pour into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Add a few dashes of Bona Fide Potents Citrus Bitters.

You could substitute a dry vourmouth if you don’t have the Dolin Blanc and Cocchi.

This beautiful drink was prepared by Mikey at The Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Puyallup, WA.

Hot Charlotte (Modified)

Local legend and bartender Murray Stenson created the THE HOT CHARLOTTE at Zig Zag Café below Pike Place Market. Sometimes Seattle gets it right.

1½ oz. Hendrick’s Gin

1 oz. English Cucumber & Meyer Lemon Elixir

½ oz Elderflower Liqueur

½ oz lemon juice

Tabasco sauce (to taste)

1 cucumber wheel (for garnish)

Combine all ingredients with 4–6 dashes (or more, to taste) of Tabasco sauce in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice in bucket glass, garnish with a cucumber wheel.