Thirsty Thursday - The Dandy Lion


  • 3 thin slices of peeled cucumber (plus 1 slice for garnish)
  • 1/2 ounce absinthe
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 simply syrup
  • 2 to 4 ounces tonic water (chilled)


In a shaker, muddle the cucumber until slightly broken up for about 20 seconds. Add the absinthe and let sit for about 30 seconds. Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup and fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until mixed for about 20 seconds. Strain into glass, add tonic and a garnish cucumber slice. Enjoy!


Source: Epicurious