Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Silver Monk

I'm always on the lookout for new drinks I can make from what I already have on hand. Granted, my "on hand" selection is better than most bars. Still, it gives me a warm glow.

So when I found this recipe in Food and Wine, I made it right away.

This would easily be a $15 cocktail in an upscale bar, and I made it at home for practically free. Yay me!

3 cucumber slices
8 mint leaves
pinch of sea salt
1/2 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water mixed and heated until the sugar dissolves)
2 oz tequila
3/4 oz yellow Chartreuse
1 oz lime juice

Muddle the cucumber, lime, salt and simple syrup together. Add ice and the rest, and shake well. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a cucumber slice and/or a mint leaf.

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