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
Muddle the cucumber slices in a shaker.
Add remaining ingredients and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously.
Fine-strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice.
Garnish with a cucumber slice.