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The Kentucky Maid

Description

Adapted from Sam Ross of Milk & Honey, New York City
 

Spirit
Bourbon
Ingredients
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce lime juice
2 ounces Bourbon
5-6 mint leaves
5 thin cucumber slices
Directions
Muddle mint, cucumbers, lime juice and simple syrup in shaker. Bruise, but don’t abuse. Add bourbon. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled double old fashioned glass. Garnish with mint sprig and a cucumber slice.

*For honey syrup, combine 3 parts honey to 1 part hot water. Stir until finely dissolved and store at room temperature. One batch should keep for two weeks.