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Coolidge cocktail

Coolidge cocktail
Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: Although it's no longer on the menu at the Hungry Cat in Santa Barbara, my friends from law school and I, in an unusual unanimous opinion, found the Coolidge to be the best cocktail of the summer. We ... Read more

Total time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
Note: Recipe adapted from the Hungry Cat. Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves to form a syrup.
  • 3 thin slices cucumber, 2 sliced crosswise and 1 sliced lengthwise (like a surfboard), divided
  • Scant 1 tablespoon minced roasted Fresno chile (peeled and seeded), or to taste
  • 1 1/2 ounces Russian wheat vodka, preferably Egorushka
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce rice wine vinegar

Step 1In a pint glass or cocktail shaker, muddle together the crosswise-sliced cucumber and chile. Add the vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice and rice wine vinegar. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Pour the cocktail and ice (without straining) into another pint glass and garnish with the lengthwise-sliced cucumber. Serve immediately.

Each cocktail:
154 calories; 1 gram protein; 15 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 13 grams sugar; 14 mg. sodium.
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