Monday, October 8, 2012

Eastside Cocktail

Over the weekend, I tried The Eastside at Tavern in Brentwood.  I was eyeing a gimlet, but wanted gin (specifically Hendricks) so the bartender suggested this.  Because Hendricks is infused with cucumber, the addition of muddled cucumber with mint was excellent.  It was absolutely delicious and I will definitely order it again!

2 ounces gin (I prefer Hendricks)
1 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
muddled cucumber & mint
cucumber slice

Add several mint leaves and cucumber slices to a cocktail shaker along with the lime and simple syrup. Muddle together for several seconds.  Add the gin and fill with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass and garnish with a cucumber slice.  

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