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Irish Maid

Irish Maid cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

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


  1. Muddle the cucumber slices in a shaker.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and ice to the shaker and shake until well-chilled.

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

  4. Garnish with a cucumber slice.