The Gentleman – An Original from The Next Bar Stool – #ThirstyThursday

I’m telling you now to check back on this drink as we perfect it. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get started. This is a creation […]

I’m telling you now to check back on this drink as we perfect it. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get started.

This is a creation from the mind of Bar None and he is still ironing out the kinks, but he wanted to get this out before the Derby.

The Gentleman

2 oz Hendricks Gin
sprig of fresh basil
1 tsp sugar
2-3 slices of cucumber
juice of 1/2 a lime
Cucumber Dry Soda
ice

In a mixing glass muddle sugar, cucumber, and basil.  Add ice, lime juice, Hendricks and a splash of the Dry Soda.  Shake well.  Pour into High Ball or Mojito glass.  Top off glass with more Dry Soda.  Garnish with cucumber and basil.

The Gentleman is still in its early stages, but it will be perfected.  Follow it here!

UPDATE #1: If you don’t want to drink cucumber chunks, strain it.  It also works well with traditional gin, Hendricks just enhances.

UPDATE #2:  English cucumber is even better!

Photo credit here.

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