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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Ginger Cooler

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
I spoke to my pal Nouf and got the details for her amazing beverage!

Ingredients for two drinks
2" piece of English cucumber, sliced very thinly
12 mint leaves, a few more if you have them
3 oz. good cognac (if all you have is domestic brandy or dark rum, use that)
2 oz. Velvet Falernum
I juicy lime (about 2 oz. lime juice), plus lime wedges for garnish
1 bottle Maine Root ginger beer

Muddle the cucumber and mint with the Velvet Falernum in a shaker. Add ice, cognac and lime juice and give it a good, long shake. Pour over ice into highballs and top with a half bottle of the ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge.