Sunny & Dry
Recipe courtesy Scott Beattie, Cyrus
- 1½ ounces Junipero Gin
- 10 spearmint leaves
- 10 lemon balm leaves
- ½ teaspoon kaffir lime zest, optional
- ½ ounce cucumber simple syrup (recipe below)
- Seltzer water, to top
- Cucumber wheel, for garnish
Chiffonade the spearmint and lemon balm and combine with all the other ingredients except the seltzer in an empty mixing glass. Fill the glass with ice and shake well. Pour into a Collins glass, top with seltzer, and stir.
Cucumber Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cucumber, cut in half and seeded
- 30 mint leaves
Boil water and stir in sugar until dissolved. Chop one half of the cucumber, and add it with the mint leaves to the mixture. Let syrup sit for a day. Chop remaining half of the cucumber into little, thin half moons. Strain syrup over remaining cucumber.