French Maid

1 12 oz Cognac, Hine
1 oz Ginger beer
34 oz Lime juice
34 oz Simple syrup
14 oz Falernum, Velvet Falernum
4 sli Cucumber
8 lf Mint (6-8)
1 spg Mint (as garnish)
Instructions
Muddle cukes and mint in simple, then combine all, shake, and strain. Garnish with a mint sprig through a cucumber wheel.
Notes
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).
From other users
  • Way too sweet but Lauren liked. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Terrific! 5/5 build the garnish with a low center of gravity or it will capsize! — ☆☆☆☆☆
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1 Comment

Made with a cheap brandy and

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