Muddled cucumber and a pinch of cilantro freshen up this frosty mix of tequila, citrus and dry vermouth.
1 oz. blanco tequila
1 1/3 oz. dry vermouth
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
5 fresh cucumber wheels
14 sprigs fresh cilantro
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer, fine-strainer
Garnish: cucumber slices and cilantro sprig
Muddle the cucumber slices in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Fine-strain into a rocks glass packed with crushed ice and garnish.
Pip Hanson, Marvel Bar, Minneapolis