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 mountainliving.com 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.

Find out more at themodernhotel.com.

Categories: ML Recommends, Mountain Living, Recipes