The "Maid" Family

By • August 22, 2013 • 3 Comments

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Author Notes: This relatively new cocktail family was codified by NYC bartender Sam Ross and is essentially your choice of spirit with lime, mint, and cucumber shaken and strained into a rocks glass full of ice. Variations include the Kentucky Maid (bourbon), the Polish Maid (vodka), the Mexican Maid (tequila) and the Old Maid (gin). Erik Lombardo

Makes 1

  • 2 ounces spirit of your choice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounces simple syrup (1:1 sugar:water by volume)
  • 3 cucumber wheels
  • 4-6 Mint Leaves
  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a double old-fashioned glass with a large chunk of ice.
  2. Garnish with a cucumber wheel speared with a mint sprig.
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11 months ago Claire Atkinson

looks fab!


about 1 year ago Erik Lombardo

Katy, Mint in the shaker too, 4-6 leaves


about 1 year ago katywhumpus

Should mint go in the shaker too, or is it just the garnish?