Food & dining

Drinks Special

Recipe for Sophisticated Lady cocktail

Mimi Ritzen Crawford

Makes 1

4  slices cucumber, peeled 

 Pinch of salt 

2  ounces cranberry juice 

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2  tablespoons simple syrup (made with 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water heated until the sugar dissolves)  

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2  tablespoons lime juice  

1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 of the cucumber slices with the salt. Add the cranberry juice, syrup, lime juice, and ice.

2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the remaining cucumber slice. Adapted from Eastern Standard