French Maid

Cognac, Falernum, Ginger beer, Simple syrup, Lime juice, Cucumber, Mint
1 12ozCognac, Hine
1ozGinger beer
34ozLime juice
34ozSimple syrup
14ozFalernum, Velvet Falernum
8lfMint (6-8)
1spgMint (as garnish)
Muddle cukes and mint in simple, then combine all, shake, and strain. Garnish with a mint sprig through a cucumber wheel.
Meehan's take on Sam Ross' Maid cocktail format, normally just a spirit with lime, sugar, mint, and cucumber and named for the provenance of the spirit (e.g., Kentucky Maid for bourbon).
Cocktail summary
Created byJim Meehan, PDT, NYC.
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferencePDT Cocktail Book, p. 128.
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DrunkLab on 07/18/2013


Made with a cheap brandy and homemade falernum and it was fantastic. I was trepidatious about shaking the carbonated ginger beer so I added it after the shake. (Does that go without saying, along with the double strain?) 5/5

From other users

Way too sweet but Lauren liked. (4 stars)
Terrific! 5/5 build the garnish with a low center of gravity or it will capsize! (5 stars)

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