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Drink of the Week: Turista Smash

Photo: Katie Burnett

Who’s ready for summer? Our July/August Summer Drinks Issue is hitting newsstands, and with a cover story dedicated to one of summer’s most cooling cocktail categories—the smash—we’re gearing up for one seriously refreshing summer, starting with today’s Drink of the Week. A frosty combo of blanco tequila, dry vermouth, simple syrup, cucumber and cilantro, the Turista Smash from Minneapolis bartender Pip Hanson is just the cocktail to cool you down on a warm June afternoon. Thirsty for more warm-weather refreshment? Check out our latest issue for summery smashes, modern meads and a rhum-fueled trip to Martinique. 

1 oz. blanco tequila

1 1/3 oz. dry vermouth

Scant 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)

5 fresh cucumber wheels

14 fresh cilantro sprigs

Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer, fine-strainer

Glass: rocks

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 that’s packed with crushed ice and garnish.

Pip Hanson, Marvel Bar, Minneapolis

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