Kentucky Maid

 

Kentucky Maid

The Kentucky Maid was created in 2005 by industry heavyweight Sam Ross. It's a subtle riff on another cocktail of his from 2004, the London Maid (aka Old Maid), where he substitutes bourbon in place of the London Maid’s gin. Ross has also created numerous modern classics such as the Paper Plane and the Penicillin.
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Ingredients
  

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 60 ml bourbon whiskey
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 22.5 ml simple syrup

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker, add the mint and cucumber
  • Gently muddle then add the remaining ingredients
  • Shake with ice for 10-12 seconds
  • Double strain over fresh ice into an old fashioned glass
  • Garnish with a cucumber wheel and lime sprig
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