Cumberbatch Collins

Abigail Gullo, head bar chef at SoBou, describes her version as an “easy twist on a Tom Collins that is ideal for sipping on a breezy front porch in the summertime. The Benedictine, a 500-year-old herbal liqueur made by monks in France, and cucumber additions give it a green herbal kick. In addition to single servings, this drink lends itself to larger batches, and the cucumber makes for a beautiful garnish floating in a pitcher.”
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Shake together the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and 4 slices of cucumber, reserving 1 for garnish.

Strain into a tall glass over fresh ice and top with soda and a float of Benedictine. Garnish with reserved cucumber slice.

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  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 ounce simple syrup (1:1 hot water and sugar until dissolved)
  • Fresh cucumber, 3–5 slices
  • 1 barspoon of Benedictine
  • Soda water
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