The Cesar Ritz

Crisp, refreshing and classy. This cocktail was created by Abou-Ganim along with the Ritz Carlton staff, calling to mind the timeless elegance of the classic, but with a modern flair.

Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is for the moon. You can always try.

    -Cesar Ritz

lightly adapted from: The Modern Mixologist
makes: 1 cocktail

2 oz Plymouth Gin (I used Beefeater)
1 oz St-Germain
6 chunks of peeled English cucumber
10-12 fresh spearmint leaves (I used regular mint)
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

In a mixing glass, muddle cucumber and mint with St-Germain.

Add gin and lime juice. Shake with ice until well blended. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or martini glass. Garnish with wafer-thin slices of English cucumber.

*If you’d like the cocktail to be a bit sweeter, add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. simple syrup and muddle along with the cucumber, mint, and St-Germain.

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