The Irish Maid makes a convincing case for why there should be more whiskey and cucumber cocktails. A riff on the Sam Ross modern 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 (quarter-inch slices)
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1/2 ounce St-Germain
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- Garnish: cucumber slice
Muddle the cucumber slices in a shaker.
Add remaining ingredients and ice to the shaker and shake until well-chilled.
Fine-strain into a chilled rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a cucumber slice.