Friday Favorite: A Modern Cocktail

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For the May/June issue of ML, I got to chat with the inspired folks at the boutique Modern Hotel in Boise, Idaho, who turned an old Travelodge motel into a cool urban haven decked out with hip mid-century furnishings. (The Modern Bar pictured here.)

You’ll get to read all about it when the issue hits newsstands and next week, so stay tuned. And until then, shake up a “Modern Cocktail,” recipe courtesy of The Modern Bar’s expert mixologist, and have yourself a happy weekend.

Modern Cocktail
1.5 oz. gin
4 1/4-inch slices of cucumber
2/3 oz.  freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 oz. simple syrup*
Soda Water

Muddle cucumber in gin, until it is thoroughly broken up. Add lemon, simple syrup and enough ice to fill a 12-ounce serving glass. Toss once or twice in a shaker, then pour (ice and all) into the serving glass. Top with club soda; stir briefly to incorporate. Garnish with an additional slice of cucumber.

*The Modern Hotel’s simple syrup is made with two parts sugar to one part water. Most
simple syrup recipes are one to one.

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