Pepino’s Revenge

Pepinos Revenge Recipe
Antonis Achilleos
L.A. chef Wolfgang Puck operates the restaurant and bar at London's 45 Park Lane, where this tequila, cucumber and basil drink is served.

Yield:

1 drink
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

4 slices (1/2-inch-thick) Japanese cucumber, plus thin cucumber slices for garnish
2 large basil leaves, plus small basil leaves for garnish
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila, such as Patron
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Ice

Preparation

In a cocktail shaker, combine the thick cucumber slices with the large basil leaves and muddle well with a wooden spoon. Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a few small basil leaves and thin cucumber slices.

Lee Hefter,

Food & Wine

May 2012
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