Famed for creating such new-classic cocktails as The Penicillin and the Paper Plane, here’s one more potential classic for the books from Sam Ross, now of NYC’s Attaboy. Muddle the cucumber lightly to release a pleasing hint of freshness—you don’t need to mash it to bits.
- 2 slices cucumber
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- ½ ounce dry vermouth
- ½ ounce Amaro Montenegro
Garnish: lemon twist
- Gently muddle cucumber in a mixing glass.
- Add remaining ingredients to the mixing glass.
- Add ice and stir until chilled.
- Strain into a coupe.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.