A riff on the Pimm\u2019s cup, this variation shakes up the English classic with a little Southern soul. \u201cWe decided to use Bourbon to make it richer in style, but still garnish with cucumber for the refreshing quality,\u201d says Suzan Boyce. \u201cWe had to\u2026highlight the South, especially during Derby time.\u201d\r\nThe Derby Martini\r\nCourtesy Suzan Boyce of Boyce Restaurant Concepts, Huntsville, Alabama\r\n\r\n6 mint leaves\r\n2 cucumber slices, divided\r\n\u00bd ounce brown sugar syrup (equal parts boiling water and brown sugar)\r\n1\u00bd ounces Old Forester Bourbon\r\n\r\nMuddle the mint, 1 cucumber slice and brown sugar syrup in a shaker. Add ice and the Bourbon with a splash of water, and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with the remaining cucumber slice.\r\n\r\nRead more about mixologist Suzan Boyce.