A refreshing tasting watery vegetable used in some cocktails like the Gin and Tonic. Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.
Aromatic plants used in cocktails as a garnish or muddled into the liquor to add a light fresh taste. Common in the Mint Julep.
The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
Blanco, white spirit, white, plata or silver tequila refers to a young, unaged tequila.
Put the cucumber and mint in a cocktail shaker, add the lime juice and simple syrup, and muddle gently. Add the tequila and 1 large ice cube, and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into a chilled rocks glass with a large ice cube. #muddle #shake #ontherocks
Got people in the mood at the NYC bar Milk & Honey.