- 2-.25 inch slices Cucumber
- 2 oz Irish Whiskey (I use Bushmills)
- .5 oz Elderflower liqueur
- .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
- .75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
- Garnish: Cucumber slice
- Glass: Rocks
In a shaker, muddle the cucumber slices. Add remaining ingredients and fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and fine-strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
The Irish Maid is tart, not overly sweet, with a subtle herbal quality that lingers just beneath the surface. This is due to the cucumber and elderflower components of course. This cocktail is perfect for bright sunny days on the back deck with friends. You can have a few and not feel like you are in danger of loosing control and rage quitting a game of MTG or Red Dragon Inn.
Why do we call it the Fancy Pants? Because, while describing this drink to our very flamboyant friend Greg (whose nickname is Fancy Pants) He said, and I quote; "I haven't muddled a cucumber since prom night." Yeah that about sums him up...but it made me laugh, and him as well so we are naming this one for him.