Silver Monk

Silver MonkRecipe
Photo: Tina Rupp
Mixologist Philip Ward • Mayahuel, NYC Big grains of salt rim many a margarita glass. But as this cocktail proves, a pinch of salt can add complexity to sophisticated bittersweet drinks. Glassware Guide


Makes 1 drink
Total time: 5 Minutes

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Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes


2 cucumber slices, plus 1 cucumber spear for garnish
8 mint leaves
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
2 ounces blanco tequila
3/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
1 ounce fresh lime juice


In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices with 7 of the mint leaves, the salt and the Simple Syrup. Add ice and the tequila, Chartreuse and lime juice and shake well. Fine-strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the cucumber spear and remaining mint leaf.