Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Cocktail of the Week: Pepino's Revenge

These days, cocktails can seem like salads in a glass.  Herbs, cucumbers, jalapenos, and fruit all get muddled up with spirits and served with a vegetable garden of garnishes.  And I'm all for it...perhaps those veggies are offsetting some of the alcohol's effect on my liver.

According to Food & Wine magazine, this cocktail comes from a London restaurant run by the esteemed Wolfgang Puck.

Pepino's Revenge
Makes one cocktail.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle four 1/2-inch-thick cucumber slices with 2 large basil leaves.  (Or if you're prepared like I am, a couple sprigs of lime basil.)  Add 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila, 1/2 ounce lime juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup and ice.  Shake well.  Strain into an ice-filled glass.  Garnish with basil leaves and thin cucumber slices.

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