Self-fulfilling pun and prophecy, perhaps. Nevertheless, what will surprise you about this tequila-based beverage by Patrick McNicholas is the combination of lime, honey, cucumber, Herbsaint and chai. If time allows, let the cocktail rest on muddled cucumbers a minute before indulging.
Patrick McNicholas, Barrelhouse Flat | Chicago
- 1 ounce tequila, preferably Vida
- 1 ounce Herbsaint
- 3/4 ounce lime
- 1/2 ounce honey
- 6 drops saline
- 3 - 4 cucumbers
- small dash chai bitters
- soda, to top
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber with all other ingredients.
- Let stand for a few minutes and then fine strain into a Collins glass with ice.
- Top with soda and garnish with cucumber.