Irish Maid
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Irish Maid
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Rating

3.62 / 5
Super fresh drink, expanding the friendly Irish whiskey taste with some cucumber and elderflower. Excellent as a summer drink, if you prefer to stick to the whiskey. Super fresh drink, expanding the friendly Irish whiskey taste with some cucumber and elderflower. Excellent as a summer drink, if you prefer to stick to the whiskey.
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Base ingredient
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Whiskey
Garnish
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Cucumber
Alcohol content
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21.69% | 2.62 units *

Method
How to make a Irish Maid

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the cucumber slices in a shaker
Add the remaining ingredients and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously
Fine-strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice
Garnish with a cucumber slice and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the elderflower liqueur in an Irish Maid cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute elderflower liqueur with St-Germain if you have it, as it's a popular elderflower liqueur known for its floral notes. If you're looking for a non-alcoholic option, elderflower cordial or syrup can be a good substitute but consider reducing the sugar syrup slightly to balance the sweetness.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for an Irish Maid cocktail?

A fresh cucumber slice or a thin cucumber ribbon makes an excellent garnish for an Irish Maid, enhancing its visual appeal and emphasizing its refreshing character. Additionally, a small sprig of fresh mint can add a pop of color and complement the cocktail's flavor profile.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of glass should I serve an Irish Maid in?

An Irish Maid is traditionally served in a whiskey glass, also known as a rocks glass or Old Fashioned glass. This type of glass is perfect for the cocktail as it accommodates ice well and allows the aroma of the ingredients to enhance the drinking experience.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to incorporate cucumber into an Irish Maid cocktail?

To incorporate cucumber into an Irish Maid cocktail, it's recommended to muddle the cucumber slices at the bottom of the shaker before adding the other ingredients. This technique ensures that the fresh cucumber essence is fully integrated into the drink, adding a crisp, refreshing flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Irish Maid compare to other whiskey cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 21.69%, the Irish Maid is relatively moderate in strength compared to other whiskey cocktails. For instance, a classic Old Fashioned might have a higher alcohol content due to a greater proportion of whiskey to other ingredients. The Irish Maid’s balance of ingredients, including lemon juice and elderflower liqueur, makes it a lighter yet flavorful option.

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