101 Best New Cocktails: Green Hornet by Jesper Strauss, ABSURT Cocktails , Copenhagen, Denmark

by Gaz Regan · Monday, September 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Green Hornet

Adapted from a recipe by Jesper Strauss, ABSURT Cocktails , Copenhagen, Denmark

“I created this cocktail for a summer cocktail competition and actually won. It is fresh and delicious and perfect for a warm summers day. beautiful green colour and the ingredients and colour makes every guest curious about its taste.” Jesper Strauss.

6 sugar-snap peasGreen Hornet

8-10 basil leaves

4 slices cucumber

60 ml (2 oz) Tanqueray No TEN

20 ml (.3 oz) simple syrup

20 ml (.3 oz) fresh lime juice

Cucumber peel, as garnish*

Muddle the cucumber, basil and sugar snaps in a mixing glass.  Add the gin, lime juice and simple syrup and shake well.  Double strain into a chilled coupe.

*Garnish: Wrap a cucumber peel around your index finger, make a small cut in the middle of the peel and place on the edge of the coupe.

gaz sez:  As a self-confessed commercial tomato-juice hater, it’s seldom that I meet a savory-style cocktail that tickles my fancy.  This one hits the heights.  Springtime in a glass, I think.  Great drink.

Quick Story:  When I received this recipe it called for “sukker snaps,” and I thought that it must be some sort of Danish Schnapps so I set to looking for this product.  Jesper soon set me straight, and I was off to the market for some sugar-snap peas . . . Duh.

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