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Irish Maid

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The Irish Maid makes a convincing case for why there should be more whiskey-cucumber cocktails. A riff on the Sam Ross classic, the Kentucky Maid, the drink is part of a versatile cocktail family that combines a base spirit of your choice with fresh seasonal ingredients. Floral and refreshing, the Irish Maid is at your service with a beautiful blend of Irish whiskey, St.-Germain, citrus and cucumber.


  • 2 slices Cucumber (1/4-inch slices)
  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 St-Germain
  • 3/4 Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 Simple syrup
  • Garnish: Cucumber slice


  1. Muddle the cucumber slices in a shaker.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously.

  3. Fine-strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice.

  4. Garnish with a cucumber slice.