midsummer afternoon’s dream

1 1/2 oz vodka

1/2 oz simple syrup

1/2 oz lime juice

2 thin slices cucumber

1/2 oz averno

soda water


muddle cucumber.  top with ice.

add vodka, simple, and lime juice.

shake.  strain over fresh ice in a tall glass.

top with soda.  sink averno.

garnish with lime.


had a girl in the bar hanging out with one of the regulars ask for two custom cocktails tonight.  the first was the jet-set flip.  this was the second.  she said i should call it “a party in my mouth.”


About Dallas Taylor

Dallas Taylor is the grandson of a rum-runner, a valedictorian, a handyman, and a good Catholic girl. He lives and writes in Port Angeles, WA, and builds things for a living in his spare time.
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