When the herbaceous punch of green Chartreuse mingles with fresh cucumber and gin, the result is ultra-refreshing. At ARCA in Tulum, bartender Diego Valencia cleverly makes straws out of lemongrass sticks to cut down on plastic use at the bar.
1½ oz. gin
¼ oz. green Chartreuse
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¼ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
3 pieces sliced cucumber
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Garnish: mint leaves and cucumber slice
In a shaker, muddle the cucumber with the simple syrup and lime juice. Add the gin, green Chartreuse and ice. Shake until chilled, then strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish.
Diego Valencia, ARCA, Tulum, Mexico
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