The Irish Maid

Missy McReady has been asked to plan Vance and Brooks’s 15th high school reunion which will be thrown around Hale Evan’s pool on St. Patrick’s Day. She’s ordered up plenty of Guiness but asked Harry for ideas on a session drink—a drink the cocktail lovers can sip on all night. This was Harry’s suggestion as it can easily be pre-made in large batches and is both refreshing and delicious.

Drop three slices of cucumber into a shaker and mash.Add two ounces of Irish Whiskey,a half ounce of Elderflower liqueur,3/4 ounces of lemon juice,3/4 ounces honey simple syrup (recipe below) and lots of ice.Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.Strain into a glass filled with ice.Garnish with a wheel of fresh cucumber.Honey Simple Syrup:1/3 cup honey plus 1/3 cup waterBring to a boil, reduce heat and stir occasionally for 10 minutes.Done!

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