Somewhere between a Last Word and an Eastside, the East End blends bright citrus and herb flavors perfectly. This is such a simple, clean cocktail, and always hits the spot.
4 slices cucumber
1 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounce gin (or infused vodka)
1/2 ounce green chartreuse
1/2 ounce simple syrup
First add the cucumber slices and lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle for a few seconds, to break down the cucumber. Add the remaining ingredients, fill 2/3 full with ice, and shake for about 15 seconds, strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.
INGREDIENTS (INFUSED VODKA)
750 ml vodka
1 lime, peeled
1 small cucumber, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons basil leaves, roughly torn
Combine everything in a lidded container. Put in the fridge and let it infuse for 1 week. Strain, and store in the fridge.