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